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First Warning Forecast | Scattered Showers Continue, But The Real Rain Comes Tonight

The Remnants Of “Fred” Set To Elevate Flooding Concerns.
Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 9:43 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2021 at 8:54 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Another day, another run of scattered showers throughout the Tri-State. There will be patchy lulls in the mix as we get into the afternoon that will deliver a ‘better-than-yesterday’ feel for some, but also a nagging expectation of that roaming downpour too. Highs today will reach up around 80°, particularly in any seam of sunshine, falling back into the 70s during the rain. But the worst of the rain comes tonight.

The remnants of Tropical Storm “Fred” are streaming up through the Tennessee and Carolina Mountains. As this system weakens, the core of its circulation will remain intact, and no-matter-what a decent amount of rain will come alongside the center as it tracks up through Appalachia. Currently it is projected to move right through our region, positioning the steadiest rains in the overnight tonight and morning tomorrow. The hardest hit areas will see upwards of 1″- 3″ of rain, and that’s ontop of what’s already fallen. Flash Flood Watches are already creeping into the region in advance, and it would not be surprising to see more issued.

The rains from Fred’s remnants will fade to the northeast by Wednesday afternoon, but we’re still going to be tracking some scattered showers stumbling through, caught up in its departing wake. Thursday and beyond will show slightly improving conditions, with more hours of sunshine each day, but we’ll never quite give up the risks of rain. There will be some who end up rain-free on a day-by-day basis, but as far as the whole of the Tri-State goes we won’t be able to get a completely dry day yet-- even to the weekend. However, with high temperatures creeping back into the upper 80s by Sunday and Monday, we will expect to see at least some decent sunshine each day.

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