As we start the first day of October, signs of fall have already become commonplace here in Blacksburg. Foggy mornings, warm sunshine with a chilling breeze, changing leaves and dry weather has settled in nicely over the past week and conditions don’t look to change much anytime soon.
October is prime time for great weather and beautiful scenery throughout Southwest Virginia. Warm conditions still hold on through much of the day, while low temperatures begin to steadily decrease as we approach the start of November. Mid-October also marks a peak in fall foliage around campus. With an abnormally wet summer and mild early fall, I expect the peak to come a bit later than normal, but leaves have already begun to change.
Luckily, this week will not be much different from the last. Dry conditions still dominate the region as partly cloudy skies control much of the day. Fog will continue to be an issue in some spots each morning. Fog will quickly burn off as the sun begins to rise, leading way to warm afternoons with temperatures in the mid-70s. High temperatures are set to approach 80 degrees by the end of the week. Lows overnight will settle in the low-50s.
Chances of precipitation remain low for the majority of the work week. The next weather system looks to push through on Saturday, providing a few flashbacks to our last home game. This weather looks to begin post-game time, but is certainly worth keeping an eye on.