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Independence , VA
Skyline National Bank, Independence VA

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:09PM

Crisp Fall Evening

The story for tonight is clear skies, cool temperatures, and dry weather. Fall weather arrived exactly on cue, as the official beginning of fall was yesterday at 3:21 PM. Temperatures will dip into the 30s in a few locations tonight and Friday night. A gradual trend to warmer weather begins this weekend. Dry weather holds at least until Tuesday night (maybe beyond that).

2022 Blue Ridge Calendars Shipping This Week
The 2022 Blue Ridge Calendararrived at our office Tuesday, shipping has begun, and calendars will appear on store shelves this weekend. See RaysMarketplace.Com for details and to purchase calendars. Like last year, a portion of every sale goes to the Blue Ridge Conservancy.


Hi: 64 Lo: 43

Clearing skies; Cool; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 69 Lo: 44

Mostly clear; Pleasant but cool; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light in the afternoon

Hi: 71 Lo: 48

Scattered PM clouds; A couple degrees warmer in the afternoon; West wind 5-10 mph in the afternoon, otherwise light

Hi: 71 Lo: 48

Mostly sunny; Pleasant

Hi: 75 Lo: 52

Mostly sunny; As good as it gets in late September

Further Out

Tuesday - Increasing PM clouds; Cannot completely rule out a nighttime shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Wednesday - Partly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out a shower; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

A front moved through late Wednesday afternoon and is slowly exiting Eastern NC. Cool Canadian high pressure centered in the Great Plains is moving east. This sets the stage for clear skies and dry weather tonight. We'll keep a NW breeze through Friday morning. We'll need a sweater or jacket today and Friday.

A dry front moves through late Saturday without any real effect. Gradual warming begins this weekend and continues into next week.

Another front arrives from the northwest Tuesday night. We have an ever-so-slight chance of a light shower Tuesday night and Wednesday. Other than some cloudiness, this front too has little noticeable effect.

The remnants of former tropical storms Odette, Peter, and Rose are out in the Atlantic and inconsequential to weather in the U. S. However, a tropical depressing farther southeast will become Tropical Storm Sam in the next day or two. It will probably become a major hurricane as it moves WNW and has potential for the East Coast in 12-14 days.


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