A nice fall day is on tap for us. Clouds will gradually be decreasing as an area of high pressure moves into the area. Highs will climb up to around 70° and we'll have mostly clear skies by late this afternoon.
By the time Friday night football games kick off, things will be cooling down. Expect temperatures in the low 60s at kickoff, falling into the low to mid 50s by the final snap.
With a generally clear sky, overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 40s, making for a chilly start tomorrow morning.
Besides that chilly start, the weekend looks fantastic! With high pressure in control, we can expect mostly sunny skies for both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will climb into the low 70s both days.
This stretch of dry weather continues through the middle of next week. We'll also enjoy a nice warming trend with highs by Wednesday in the mid to upper 70s.
So, when is our next shot for showers? It looks like our next cold front will arrive late Wednesday into Thursday, sparking a few showers and bringing much cooler weather to round out the work week.
(A bit of good news for those of you with agricultural interests. Per the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, we have actually seen some improvements in the drought department. Last week 47.94% of the Commonwealth (including much of central Virginia) was considered "Abnormally Dry." This week we're down to 21.52%.)