Forecast: Stays dry and turns a bit cooler.

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Some slightly cooler air is on the way for the second half of the work week.

  • Thursday: Cooler. Clearing Skies. Mild. High: 82°.
  • Tonight: Mostly Clear. A Cooler Night. Low 59 ° .
  • Friday: A little less humid with a mix of sun and clouds. High: 84°.

We will get some cooler temperatures for the end of the work week into the weekend. Though temperatures will remain slightly above-average for the time of the year, they will be some 10 to 15 degrees cooler than earlier in the week.

An area of high pressure located across the Northeastern U.S. containing some cool, dry air will sink slowly south and westward as we round out the work week. This will funnel some much cooler air down the east side of the Appalachians giving places like Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia an early taste of fall.

Thursday High Temps

Cool High Pressure

Some of the drier air will spread to our side of the Appalachians, but the core of the cool will stay to our east. This means our morning lows will be quite comfortable for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with most areas in the 50s, but with sunshine and light winds, we will see afternoon highs each of these days right back in the mid to upper 80s, which is about 5°-8° above average for this time of year.

The weather for outdoor plans this weekend will be great, but the lack of rain will continue to dry the yards, gardens and flowers out.

Another weak cool front will slide trough the region late Monday into Monday night, but again with limited moisture ahead of it, rain chances will be spotty at best and won’t bring any major relief from the very dry conditions. And looking long range, this warmer-than-average and drier-than-average pattern looks as though it will continue the rest of September into at least early October, putting the arrival of a fall like feel and the beautiful foliage change on hold a little longer.

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