Sun tries to make a comeback... Just in time for HillBilly Days

Temperatures are bouncing back today, but warm weather is going to be on a short leash this time around, getting cold again by the weekend.

Yee--Haw! It's a Hill-Billy Thursday (especially for this guy). I'll be heading down to Pikeville today, so if you're in town... perhaps you can stop by WSAZ and say "Hi", or "Howdy", or "Hey Y'all". I think we'll be heading down in a news car, but it would have been nice to arrive in one of these bad boys if I could:

Maybe next year. ;-)

The weather forecast for the next several days is quite interesting to say the least. First off, we're going to get some improving weather around here, with perhaps the exception of those southern counties which may take a while to shed some of the clouds they've been holding tight to recently. Here's the NAM model on cloud cover:

WRF - Cloud Cover - Thursday AM

Low-level moisture will be slow to leave the southern valleys on either side of the Appalachians, but eventually it should be scoured out. That leads us to the next topic of conversation: Temperatures. Get ready for another shake-and-bake time from here through the start of next week.

GFS - Temp Anomaly - Thursday
GFS - Temp Anomaly - Saturday GFS - Temp Anomaly - Monday

We'll get back to the 70s today, and then make a run at the 80°-mark on Friday. Notice that Saturday's weather features a 'clash' of air masses with the seasonably colder weather arriving for Sunday/Monday/Beyond. The 'anomaly' maps above measure the departure of the temperatures from normal (which is the upper 60s).

Most of the rain will fall between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon (so hopefully the parade in Pikeville can happen while avoiding any of the heavy stuff). Here's what it looks like for rainfall for the weekend:

HPC - Saturday/Sunday Rainfall

Still looking similar to yesterday.

Keeping an eye on the days ahead, we still have some interesting computer modeling with the storm that is going to arrive on Monday-ish.

GFS - Monday Night GFS - Ptype -  Monday Night

Anyone heading to Canaan Valley early next week..? Yes, at this point it looks like there will be some flakes running around. This particular pattern (as stressed yesterday) is quite out of sorts climatologically considering late April. Late March, fine, but not this far. We've still got several days to watch this fall apart, but it's nice to watch anyway.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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