Another cold front gets us one more step closer to autumn

As we get deeper into September, the resumption of heat and humidity behind cold fronts that now arrive about once a week is slightly more bearable (though low to mid 90s is still too hot for this time of year). A sign of the times as we near fall! As we head into the weekend, another cold front pushes through with a rebound in temperatures behind it, but not quite to the extent of this week’s 90s.

This weekend brings that next front, more specifically during the day Saturday. It will be accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms, with about a 40% chance of rain most anytime during the day. The additional cloud cover and scattered precip will keep temperatures in the 80s and wind will shift to the north by late afternoon.

The surface map for Saturday morning shows our cold front approaching. I(t will move through in the afternoon accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms. (NOAA/NWS)

The effects of the front will be most pleasantly felt on Sunday and Monday with highs remaining in the mid 80s and cooler lows in the 60s, as well as low humidity and a sunny sky. If you have outdoor things to do, Sunday is going to be gorgeous!

Behind the cold front, drier air, as seen by dewpoints in the 50s, will make for a very pleasant Sunday. Plan to get out and enjoy a taste of fall as highs remain in the mid 80s! (

Heading into next week, we’ll start to see a slight rebound in those temperatures back to the 90° range or so though humidity won’t be oppressive. A couple showers are possible in the afternoon hours, especially mid-late week. Yet another front looks to slowly drop in from the north late next week, bringing a slightly-cooler airmass than the preceding one. As mentioned above, it seems that each front starts to reinforce that fall is coming soon!

I’ll be in Norfolk, VA for the National Weather Association Annual Meeting this weekend and the first half of next week. It’s a great conference with lots of learning and socializing with other weather geeks, as well as gaining continuing education towards the Digital Seal of Approval displayed below. Thanks as always to #TeamMWN for keeping the home fires burning! Have a great weekend!

Erik Proseus
MWN Meteorologist

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