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First Warning Forecast | Welcome To Another Heat Wave

Not Much Rain This Week.
Published: Aug. 22, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 9:23 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - After the morning fog lifted, the Sun shines bright across the Tri-State. Like yesterday, this will also lift our temperatures out of the comfy 60s and 70s and right past the 80s this afternoon. Official high temperatures should graze 90° in the shade, with sun-filled patio and dashboard thermometers sure to read closer to 100°. Take those same summertime precautions this afternoon as you have been, but perhaps with a few adjustments knowing that all the area pools are now closed given all the lifeguards going back to school. We’ll stay in the heat all the way past sunset, so look for more frequent water breaks this afternoon at the ballfields. We’ll be back into a comfortable range by 8 or 9pm, making for a nice and easy night.

Tomorrow and Wednesday continues the same pattern-- early fog burning off for a scorching late-August sunshine. Temperatures will continue to creep upward, heading for the low-to-mid 90s. By this point, not only will the ground dry out from the muddiness of last week, the grass and flowers that have short memories are going to want some rain again. We’ll be looking at some trying to sneak back in Wednesday night, but also begin to pop into the days Thursday and onward into the weekend. That doesn’t mean each location will be getting a daily downpour (like last week seemed to provide), but it does mean that, unlike the first-half of the week, we’ve got a route to winding up with afternoon that doesn’t get to the 90s.

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