September-iffic Weekend Ahead

September may have saved its finest for this first weekend of fall. Tony blogs of a festival of sun during the autumn festivals.


Weekend Wow!
This first full weekend of fall is a busy one with many big outdoor events planned. That makes the weather all the more important for September's grand finale.
The good news is that from Morgantown to West Liberty and from Columbus to Huntington, the weather will aim to please.
A cautionary word for Saturday morning travelers focuses on the prospects of dense fog from 5 until 10 am. Mountaineer fans heading up I-79 to Milan-Puskar are especially vulnerable to slow travel as are 5K Color Runners driving into downtown Charleston.
By mid-late morning that familiar cobalt blue sky of September will grace the heavens as temperatures aim for 70 by the lunch hour for Greek Fest goers in Huntington and 80 by day’s end in West Liberty for the annual Sorghum Festival (1pm parade).
Surprisingly, I still recommend a sun screen this late in the season for those planning to be out in the afternoon. Granted it takes 2-3 times as much exposure (time in sun now compared to mid summer) to get a burn in late September but most WVU fans will be spending 3+ hours in the sun as the ‘Eers and Ok State Cowboys battle in a big 12 match.
Sundays’ weather looks fine for the Path to the Cure in Huntington followed by the Kelli Pickler concert. Highs in the 70s will be accompanied by plenty of sun with any shower holding off until late Sunday night or Monday morning.
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