First Warning Forecast | The Sun Is Sunnier, But The Heat Is Hotter

Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 9:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2020 at 8:36 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Just like yesterday we’re kicking the last of the fog out of the southern hollows, and everyone will be treated to a healthy plate of sunshine. No worries for rain on the day, but those temperatures will inch a couple degrees hotter than the day before. Look for the low-90s this afternoon, but still with reasonably low humidity. This doesn’t mean it will feel ‘great’ per se, but most hours will be pretty nice. Just remember to take the traditional precautions this afternoon: stay hydrated, take air-conditioned breaks, and don’t forget to re-apply sunscreen if you are going poolside. The evening will return us to comfortable temperatures and a peaceful air for any of those early holiday parties going on.

Speaking of which, Saturday presents an important challenge for us, as temperatures will be inching higher still given plenty of sunshine, up to the low and mid 90s. This means when you’re outside celebrating the 4th, you’ll need to be vigilant for the heat, and if you take things inside you’ll need to be extra vigilant to protect from COVID-19, as the spread has become more noticeable between crowds inside enclosed (air-conditioned) spaces. Wear those masks and stay physically distant.

Sunday will also feature the 90° and hotter heat, but we’ll finally start to introduce a new pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the eastern mountains. Campers take note, but most folks won’t get one (you’ll probably want one by then). We’ll be saying the same thing each day on into next week, which will prove to be one of our longer heat waves we’ve had in recent years.

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