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First Warning Forecast | Rain Enters The Picture

Mainly this afternoon, and scattered... But it’s a change in the pattern.
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 10:09 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 8:52 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The skies began similarly to yesterday: Comfortable and quiet, with temperatures moving through the 50s and 60s. There is a difference though, as the humidity has finally increased across the Tri-State. Our best hours of the day will now be in the morning, before the warmth and humidity bubbles over. This afternoon we’ll again make a run toward the 80s, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop. This will be primarily in our western counties, but eventually progress east. Those in showers will naturally cool back into the 70s, but those that stay dry through the afternoon should hit the low 80s. Some of the storms that arise will channel some good downpours, but most hours of the day will stay dry. Look for more patchy showers to traverse the Tri-State overnight.

We’ll get back to sunshine on Friday, and temperatures again will make a run at 80-degrees. We should allow for an isolated shower or storm to fire up here as well, but most folks will end up dry. Our greatest opportunity for rain will come Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, holding temperatures in the 70s on Saturday. If we play it right though, we can still get all the games in on Saturday morning just fine before isolated showers become more widespread. Scattered showers gradually wind down on Sunday, and temperatures will ease back into the 60s.

Next week starts off mainly dry again, with a mix of sunshine and clouds. However, we will now spend most of our afternoons in the 60s. We should notice the cooler step-down, but it’s still quite close to where we normally should be this time of year.

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