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First Warning Forecast | Turning The Corner - Finally

Increasing sunshine, decreasing rain, just in time for the weekend.
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 11:37 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2021 at 9:20 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A thick blanket of fog draped the region this morning, and was slow to leave. A lot of water has fallen across the Tri-State this week (in many cases upwards of 2″- 4″), and temperatures this morning nudged a little cooler as the rain departed-- a great recipe for fog formation. As the Sun gets higher in the sky, the clouds will break, revealing a partly-to-mostly sunny afternoon. Most folks will even end up rain-free this afternoon, though a few isolated showers will still pop (mainly in the east). Highs will return to the seasonable mid-80s this afternoon, beginning a much-needed drying out process that has a lot of work to do out there on the county fairgrounds (bring the boots). Skies will clear region-wide after sunset, giving us a pleasant and comfortable weather for the first round of high school football games in Ohio and Kentucky. Another round of fog will start creeping back in before sunrise Saturday morning.

The weekend features even more sunshine, and temperatures will respond in-kind. This will be a much-deserved respite for the gauntlet run we’ve been under, and ironically one of the systems that will try to enforce this peace-and-quiet is a tropical system off the east coast. “Henri” is currently projected to travel north and curve into the New England coastline Sunday night (a very unusual track indeed), and as it churns through the Atlantic Ocean, it will be hogging a lot of moisture, causing a relative dry spot on our side of the Appalachians to balance it out.

Temperatures will be inching upward in the continuing sunshine, putting us back around 90° early next week. It will be a nice change-of-pace to not have to worry about flooding anymore and to see the ground actually dry out, but I’m sure I’ll find some way to complain that it’s too hot in all this sunshine soon enough!

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