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A major cooldown coming by the weekend

By Brent Watts, bwatts@wdbj7.com
Published On: Sep 30 2014 12:00:00 AM EDT
Updated On: Sep 30 2014 06:24:36 PM EDT

Areas of fog tonight then partly sunny and warm Wednesday

Areas of patchy fog area possible  again tonight as skies remain clear to partly cloudy. Lows reach the mid 50s.

Aside from the patchy fog early Wednesday, skies will stay partly cloudy as a cold front creeps through the region and eventually exits by Wednesday night. While most areas remain dry, we can't rule out an isolated shower in the Mountains, and in the Piedmont during the afternoon. Highs return to the upper 70s.

Behind the front, an easterly flow will setup late Wednesday night with clouds and light drizzle possible early Thursday morning. During the day, clouds are expected to scour out with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s.

A cold front approaches the region Friday delivering scattered showers and isolated storms Friday afternoon and evening. Friday Football Games may get a bit wet if the front slows down.

Showers taper off Friday evening with much cooler air coming in over the weekend.  Afternoon highs will only reach the mid to upper 60s and lows drop to the upper 30s to low/mid 40s.