We have some really nice weather on the way for the region. The area of low pressure is long-gone. High pressure is trying to build in from the west.
Normally when high pressure works into the region, then you clear out the clouds and get sunshine. However, there’s a little bit of thin moisture working in with it. So expect some high/thin cirrus clouds today. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s. The breeze will be out of the northwest at about 10-15mph with a few higher gusts near the shore. At least it won’t be as windy as the last couple of days. High pressure will park itself here over the weekend. So great weather will ensue. Highs will be in the low 70s. Lows will be in the 50s.
With the cool temperatures lately, the leaves are starting to change color in the region, but they are not at full peak. Here was one photo from meteorologist Jeff Edmondson. He took it while he was in Chesapeake:
If you want to catch some areas that are nearing their peak, then you have to head north or west. Here is the map with the latest colors:
The Appalachians are at peak right now. So head on out to Roanoke, Washington D.C. or Asheville, NC. We’ll go to our peak over the next couple of weeks. It is past peak in West Virginia.
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler