Indian Summer then Back to Fall Chill
It's a few times a fall treat; namely, a spell of warm and hazy weather after the first frosts of the season.
In early American times, that late season warmth was viewed as a second chance to harvest crops before the true cold of winter set in. Settlements were busy often working under the light of the Beaver moon in an attempt to get the maize and other crops harvested.
Here in modern day America, Indian Summer is viewed as a nice reprieve from the inevitable cold, snowy blusters to come.
Whatever your definition, Wednesday's warm, windy and hazy weather will be ideal for outdoor plans. So retirees, plan on 18 holes of golf or an afternoon fishing your favorite hole. Construction workers and landscapers, think of Wednesday as one last shirt sleeve day.
Since showers and gusty squalls will pass early Thursday with a cold front, it's back to a normal autumn chill for late week with days in the 50s and nights in the 30s heading into the weekend.
As for the wind to accompany those early Thursday squalls, they should be roughly half as strong as last Friday’s ferocious gusts. So figure a 35 or 40 mile per hour rush when the heavier showers pass early Thursday morning.
Another fast moving front will make for a windswept day and evening at Edwards Stadium and Milan-Puskar respectively on Saturday. Highs will top out near 60 in both Morgantown and Huntington, though the game at WVU will see temperatures near 50 for the 7pm kick.
Marshall marathoners should plan on a 38 degree start and 48 degree finish to the 26 mile, 385 yard race through Huntington with a gusty breeze setting in by 9 am.