First Warning Forecast | Looking At A Winner

Aiming For More Comfort And Less Smoky Haze
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 11:38 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 11:34 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The morning fog lifted nicely this morning, with another day of sunshine lined up for the Tri-State. Owing to the sweep of northerly winds that dropped in late yesterday, the air has been refreshed, offering a pleasant day of seasonably cooler air, drier air, and perhaps most importantly less haze. The air should have a bluer tint to it now that the thicker smoky haze has drifted westward. Highs will be in the lower and mid-80s, and with this low humidity we’ll see our best day this week. Take advantage of it! Look for a peaceful night at the campgrounds, fairgrounds, and concert venues as well, and temperatures will dip toward those long-sleeve upper 50s in the hollows tomorrow morning.

Friday and Saturday continue the sunshine thought, but in the deep part of summer, you just can’t hold back the heat forever. Look for temperatures to work their way back toward 90°. The haziness will creep back in as well. By then we’ll have gone much of the week without rain, so getting some showers back in here would be useful for the lawn and garden, even if the trees are still quite good with the dousing of last week. The short memory for the grass may not get assuaged until Sunday and Monday though, our best shots at rain in this next stretch. Essentially the target from Saturday on into next week will be the 90°-mark, with the days that end up missing the mark by a few degrees do so only by catching a traveling shower or storm at the right time.

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