The warmth returns today, but so do the showers

...Cooler weather to follow as well. A rather unsettled mid-week period.

Happy Tuesday morning to you.

Today's weather features a warm front lifting back northward across the area. The funny thing about these fronts, is that they can change from being a cold-front to a warm-front (usually not the other way around) if the air mass it is ahead of changes. Once a cold front pushes far enough south, it will stall and lay rather stationary... Then a new system comes in from the west and the southerly winds out ahead of it will force that boundary back northward, but now as a warm front. We'll see that on the weather maps this time around:

HPC - Tuesday AM HPC - Tuesday PM HPC - Wednesday AM

I would reject the idea that there will not be any showers associated with the progression of this warm front, so be advised that you may need your umbrella at times in the afternoon. There will be a threat for thunder too, as temperatures are expected to spike in this warm airmass before cold front arrives to change things up:

GFS - Max Temps - Tuesday GFS - Max Temps - Wednesday GFS - Max Temps - Thursday

Temperatures are actually expected to dip below normal for a change. Add to that the fact that we've been a little spoiled around here, that could lead to some chillier feels out there (though I wouldn't get too crazy, 60° still ain't bad).

It will be a rather unsettled mid-week time-frame, with rain gauges measuring at least a little rainfall each of the next few days. All told, and when spread out, it's not a whole lot of rain:

HPC - 3 Day Rainfall

(Anybody guess where a front is on this map? ;-)

Anyway, since there will be some thunder out there, we'll get up the full suite of tracker tools, and post updates if conditions warrant and time permits. Also, for those of you in the hollers...there may be a touch of frost lurking around (most advisories are in the northern regions of West Virginia, but it's possible this week to see some of that sneak into your area). The current temperature map is a good place to start.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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