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First Warning Forecast | Sunny Skies Bring The Heat

Expect the 90s For After-School Activities
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 8:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2021 at 9:07 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - True to late-August form, we had to deal with some early valley fog, but then quickly to sunshine. In this bold sunshine we’re going to continue the heat that we embarked on over the weekend. Highs will hit the low 90s and feel more like 100° when the humidity is added. This is a touch warmer than yesterday, and every bit as concerning for the afternoon practices. Take the proper precautions-- stay hydrated, and take breaks. This goes for the band musicians as well as the football players in full pads (and of course the soccer players and everyone else). We’re not going to end up with much for pop-up showers today either, as the air remains rather stable. The ground does continue to dry out, which is what we’ve been needing, but of course allergy sufferers will notice the uptick in Ragweed pollen. Pass the Kleenex. After dark, things do get comfortable again, but we’re going to be right back in the same mix tomorrow too.

High pressure gently glides across the Ohio Valley through the next few days, keeping up the heat, but gradually allowing some afternoon thunderstorms to pop. It will be the only way we can get relief from these 90-degree temperatures, and often they are referred to as “Nature’s Air Conditioners”. Regardless, each day will still end up getting hot enough on its own, just be ready for it. Wednesday will bring a few showers and storms, mainly in Ohio and in the WV Mountains, but Thursday and Friday will gradually see them spread farther and wider. This helps bend our temperatures back to even below the 90°-mark. We’ll have to see if some of those storms mess around with the Friday night football games, for some their first of the season.

A first look at the upcoming weekend has us in a more general scattered storms thought, mainly in the afternoon hours. There will still be enough sunshine to get us near 90° each day, but we’ll be wishing those public pools were still in service!

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