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First Warning Forecast | A Mess. For Most, A Rainy Mess.

Watch for icing in the northern and western counties.
Published: Jan. 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 8:48 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Rain is spreading into the Tri-State, and getting steady at times in our west. Temperatures have been holding near the freezing mark in the north though, highlighting the risk for icing for areas along and north of the Ohio River where a Winter Weather Advisory continues through 3:00pm today. In our southern counties though, it will be just a straight soggy rain, soaking the region through the rest of the day. Don’t be surprised to hear a rumble of thunder toward evening as well, given the tremendous clash of airmass-- a more than 20-degree spread between north and south, with I-64 hanging out in the middle.

The rain tapers off tomorrow morning, but not until a swatch of 1″- 2″ of rain has cut across. We should stay under flooding concerns, but it will be quite a soggy puddly mess. We’ll be watching sunshine slide into position from the south in the afternoon, bringing the 50s across I-64 in the afternoon, and even putting the 60s in range down south. The quiet will only last so long though, as cold air rushes back in Wednesday, bringing the clouds with it.

Temperatures will hover in the low 40s on Wednesday before crashing through the 30s into the 20s overnight. This is projected to hit us with snow showers into Thursday morning. It’s still something to watch, but a couple inches are currently projected for parts of our area. We turn back to the deeper chill of winter from there, with a coupe different mornings in the teens. We’ll get back to the more seasonable lower 40s on the upcoming weekend.

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