Don’t let warmer weather fool you; chance of frost in Virginia extends through April 24

Don’t let warmer weather fool you; chance of frost in Virginia extends through April 24

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While temperatures have been above normal this week, the weekend is shaping up to be a different story.

Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Thomas Kines said “there is a risk of frost on Saturday night.”

In some areas, he said, temperatures could drop into the 20s.


“Hopefully the frost doesn’t keep the Easter Bunny away,” Kines said.

He also said there is a risk of light frost on Sunday and Monday night.

“We should remain frost free after Monday night for an extended period,” Kines said, “with high temperatures well into the 70s to near 80.”

But even with this warmer weather, it doesn’t look like the area is out of the woods yet as far as cold weather.

After this weekend, the next chance of frost could be sometime the week of April 19-24.

Kines said there is a 30 percent chance of a lighter frost with lows in the 30-32 degree range one or two nights during that week.

However, Hines said, temperatures after this weekend will likely average near to a little bit above normal. And, he said, for summer, it “looks like temperatures averaging near normal and rainfall a little above normal.”

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.