Weekend Aims to Wow Us!

A taste of springtime will be in the air this weekend. Tony blogs of the fall finery.

Weekend Taste of Spring

I open with a reminder to put off any burning until next week when rain is due in town. The enclosed e-picture shows a small brush fire in the Wayne National Forest during this dry fall weather.

Leave it up to Mother Nature to keep us on our toes. On Friday morning, Jack Frost had his paintbrush out laying a pearly white coating in many areas. Now comes word that temperatures will soar into the springy 70s this weekend under a dome of golden Oktoberfest sunshine!

True to form, that first shot of frost nipped some tender plants on Friday morning, but stopped short of ending the growing season. Again at first light Saturday, a coat of white will glisten over hill and dale but not be hard enough to kill off plants.

That’s why I like to recommend covering up the geraniums and bringing in the potted plants for a night or 2 this late in the season if you are intent on prolonging the beauty of your landscape. After all, under the right weather conditions, I have noted roses still in bloom on the grounds of the Cabell County Courthouse as late as Thanksgiving week.

Now back to this weekend’s Spring Revival of sorts. The frost of dawn Saturday will be joined by a dense river valley fog. My concern for WVU fans driving north is that that fog will slow your trip up I-79 before 10 AM.

With a noon homecoming kickoff at Milan Puskar, ‘Eers fans who are tailgating early on will find the chill of the day refreshing with 9 AM temperatures near 39 degrees. But by the opening kickoff, readings will be approaching 60 and should warm into the upper 60s by the 4th quarter.

In Greenville, Herd fans will be treated to a day chock full of Tar Heel Blue skies and tepid breezes. Dress for a day in the 70s as the Herd and Pirates renew acquaintances.

On the banks of the Olentangy River in Columbus, the warm afternoon sunshine should be enough to kick start the Buckeye offense into high gear. Temperatures near 70 by Q4 will feel like spring practice weather.

Finally UK fans are set to do the Keeneland-Commonwealth duet. The afternoon card at the race track will see temperatures soar into the mid 70s (if there is a horse with a weather name, place a duce on it across the board) only to fall back into the upper 50s by the second half of the Cats-Dogs game.

Sunday should be just as warm, though somewhat less bright with a partial cloud cover. Rain looks to break through by Sunday night into Monday.

Given how dry it is, best to put off any burning until rains arrive especially given the rash of mainly small brush fires that have cropped in this week.
Read More Blogs
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability