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First Warning Forecast | More Heat, But Some Relief

Heat Advisory Continues, But Today Is The Last Day
Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 7:03 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 9:02 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - More sunshine brings more heat to the Tri-State today, and temperatures will again cruise from those morning 70s to the 90°-mark by lunchtime. Heat Index values will again go above 100° this afternoon, so a Heat Advisory will again be in effect, so take those same precautions this afternoon as yesterday (stay hydrated, take breaks from the heat, and check on your neighbors). This afternoon will finish differently though, as we are expecting showers and storms to form this time around. There will be a risk for a strong or even severe storm as well, given all the energy still out there in the atmosphere. A frontal system is now approaching from the northwest today, helping to pop up those hit-or-miss storms. They certainly will provide a cool-down, but be ready to get out of the pool when you hear the thunder rumbling. There are a lot of events going on tonight (and this weekend), and many of them will end up A-OK weather-wise... It would be wise though to have an answer for the heat or the rain when heading out. Clouds will linger on tonight, and with it some more scattered showers.

As this front drops through tonight and Saturday, everyone will get at least some time in showers, but many of us still need some rain for the parched ground, and the cooldown they bring will stick around. Highs Saturday and Sunday will both stay in the 80s. Sunday will be a bit of a split picture weather-wise, as the front focuses mainly in the southern part of our region (allowing some sunshine in the north). Naturally the temperatures can vary wildly between the hotter sunshine and cooler showers, so keep that in mind.

That front wafts back northward on Monday, returning the scattered shower thought to the whole of the Tri-State. Those that have sorely desired a good watering for the flowers should get their wish, and those that want relief from the heat will similarly be satisfied. The difficulty will be in keeping that Sun shining under cloud-free skies this coming week. We’ll even be tracking the remnants of a tropical system (Fred), as it can bring its rains through Appalachia around the middle of next week.

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