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First Warning Forecast | Steamy Sunshine And Scattered Storms

Now spreading the rain mercifully to some areas parched by a recently growing drought
Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 5:53 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:10 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A plume of showers and storms formed in the early morning hours and drove their way through areas along and east of I-77, finally getting them some showers at a time where they have been building up a bit of a deficit. Though they have been beneficial, it did lead to some accidents on the roadways, as the built-up grime on the roads became extra slick at the wrong time. Meanwhile, the western counties that had been seeing all the rain got a nice morning reprieve, though it will lead to temperatures quickly moving into the mid-80s by midday, and onward toward 90°. The unifying element to the weather both east and west is this high humidity. At any hour of the day we can see a quick shower or storm spark, and no matter what the thermometer says it will feel quite hot out there this afternoon. Keep in mind that though a shower can bring some relief from the heat, it can be a downpour that disrupts outdoor events. After dark we’ll see the coverage of these showers gradually weaken, but there’s enough humidity to still sustain a few showers overnight.

Wednesday will proceed similarly to today’s pattern, with some wandering bands of rain and thunder to go along with heat sufficient to get us back near 90° again. Thursday currently looks like a little easier day in the rain category, but at the consequence of even more heat. Some of us will hang out in the low 90s again. Unfortunately our voyage through unsettled heat and humidity is set to continue though, with daily risks for rain and hot air besides straight through Friday and Saturday. Let’s hope some of the areas that have needed the rain don’t go straight past getting quenched, to drenched.

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