Weekend Weather and Beyond
The next to last weekend of spring is upon us and if the first 11 weekends are any indication, then we should be in for more stellar weather.
Turns out 9 of the first 11 spring weekends have featured sunshine and dry weather.
The most inclement spring weekend weather happened on Mothers Day Saturday when a good soaking rain washed away some morning baseball games, wet charity runs and ended with street flooding downpours in towns like Charleston.
The second weekend of spring way back in late March was also rather nasty as rain changed to wet snow and one of our 50 winter coverings of white greeted that Sunday morning.
Fast forward to this weekend where Saturday’s weather will aim to please. After a cool and foggy start to the KDMC Color Splash 5K at Central Park in Ashland, the day will turn bright and warm with plenty of sunshine.
In fact it will feel hot in the sun at Appy Park (WV Boys baseball title games) and in Harveytown where the Hatfield-McCoy Way Back event spotlights early American life in Appalachia.
Slap an SPF 30 on before heading out as the mid June sun is the strongest of the year and capable of a bad sun burn.
By Sunday the air will turn much muggier and hazier. That combination should support a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms to cross the region.
Odds favor a morning band for an hour or so and a heavier cluster late day-evening.
Careful of local street flooding and power hits in the heavier downpours Sunday and for that matter through all of next week.
So a 50-50 weekend which puts a blemish on what has been a marvelous spring of weekend weather.