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Overnight frost followed by sunny fall weekend

By Brent Watts, bwatts@wdbj7.com
Published On: Oct 24 2014 12:00:00 AM EDT
Updated On: Oct 24 2014 04:43:29 PM EDT

We're looking at typical late-October football weather tonight. Skies remain partly cloudy with winds relaxing to around 5mph. It will cool rapidly with the dry air in place. Take the light jacket with kick off temperatures in the  low 60s, falling to the mid 50s by the end of the game. 

Temperatures will continue dropping tonight, reaching the mid to upper 30s early Saturday. Look for patchy frost, especially in the deeper valleys of the NRV and Highlands.

Saturday and Sunday: The stretch of beautiful sunny weather continues through the weekend with highs near 70 and lows in the mid to upper 40s.  A cold front will approach the region from the west late Saturday with increasing winds late Saturday evening. Sunday will be breezy at times as well with gusts up to 25mph.

Martinsville Race Forecast: Mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday with highs both days right around 70.  Be sure to put on the sunscreen. Even with the lower sun angle, you'll still get burned in a hurry. Winds will also be rather gusty, reaching 15-20 at times.

Next Week: Sunshine returns Monday and Tuesday with slightly above average temperatures. Our next chance of isolated showers really doesn't affect us until later on Wednesday. This will usher in cooler air for the end of next week.