A cooler, drier air mass has settled into the region after yesterday's cold front. With clear skies tonight and light winds, temperatures should easily fall into the upper 30s and low 40s in central Virginia. This could cause patchy frost to develop by Saturday morning. There is also a Freeze Watch in effect tonight for western counties along I-81 where temperatures should be coldest in the state in the upper 20s and low 30s.
The Full Hunter's Moon is tonight as well at 9:37 PM EDT. This nickname derives from hunters tracking their prey after dark by the bright light of the full moon. Hunting was vital during this month as people were stockpiling meat supplies before winter.