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First Warning Forecast | “Fred” Pulls Away

Flash Flooding From The Early Morning Improves.
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 10:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2021 at 8:43 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A large swath of 1″- 3″ of rain oriented north-to-south near Rt-10 in West Virginia has seen all sorts of local high water problems this morning, all courtesy of the remnant rains from what was Tropical Storm Fred. As Fred lifts off to the north and east, the steady rains depart with it, eventually quieting down the situation on the ground as well (but always be cautious for flooded roadways until the threat fully subsides). Sunshine will gradually elbow in this afternoon, but since we still have a lot of humidity lingering around, we’ll still allow for a scattered shower or storm. Nevertheless, it will be a lot easier at the fairgrounds this afternoon and evening, provided the grounds dry out (bring the boots). Highs today will reach the 80s, and how far across will depend on how much sunshine you get. Tonight we’ll drop back down to the upper 60s.

Thursday through Saturday the pattern will be set as one where each day we see more and more sunshine, and fewer and fewer showers. Though it won’t be completely rain-free across the Tri-State any one of those days, there will be more and more of us able to sneak in a good one. Temperatures will gradually inch back into the mid 80s in the afternoons. We’ll be tracking a frontal system coming through on Sunday that will cause a period of rain/rumbles. Following that, early next week looks to begin fairly quietly, with temperatures slowly warming into the upper 80s.

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