Forecast: Cooler nights return, but the warm afternoons continue.

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Some cooler nights settle in, but afternoon highs remain above average with limited rain chances into the weekend.

  • Tonight: Clearing and cooler. Low: 59°.
  • Friday: Mostly sunny and mild. High: 85°.
  • Friday Night: Clear and comfortable. Low: 59°.
  • Saturday: More sunshine and warmer. High: 87°.

The area of high pressure that has brought the fall like weather to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will continue to slide south and west as we approach the weekend. This will keep Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia very comfortable and we will still just feel a glancing blow.

The clouds will thin out some tonight allowing some cooler temperatures to settle in across the region. Morning lows Friday will start out in the mid to upper 50s for most areas under a clear sky.

We should see a lot of sunshine on Friday which will allow temperatures to climb quickly into the low to mid 80s, which is once again a little above average for this time of year.

The cooler nights pattern will last through the weekend as we dip into the mid 50s to lower 60s for Saturday and Sunday mornings. The problem is, since the air is so dry and we should see plenty of sunshine, the afternoon highs over the weekend will jump back into the upper 80s both days.

A weak cool front will sweep across the region late on Monday, so there will be a chance for some spotty showers/storms, but this front won’t be able to pull up much moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, meaning even if your area were to see one of these spotty opportunities, amounts would be light.

This front won’t bring any heat relief either as we jump right back into the mid to upper 80s early next week.There may be another chance for some spotty showers/storms by mid-week as well, but once again coverage and potential amounts look to remain low.

The long range forecast models don’t look much better either as most are indicating the above average temperature and below average rainfall trends will continue through the rest of September into at least early to mid-October.

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