First Warning Forecast | Patchy Clouds, Showers Again

They Work Against The Heat, With Which We’re Still Dealing.
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 9:46 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2021 at 9:17 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Yesterday’s rains did the trick to knock the heat down, but there’s always that trade-off where such high heat only seems to get quenched by stronger downpours. Today we still have clouds laying around, owing to yesterday’s action... This, added to the re-dampened ground, will see us a little cooler than yesterday’s oppressive heat. We’ll still be racing toward 90°, but there’s a large difference between 90° and 95°. Along with that, there will be less heat energy compared to yesterday so we’re hoping the showers and storms that fire during the second-half of the day are a little tamer than yesterday’s boomers. Nevertheless, some will get hit again-- and those that do will get that beneficial cool-down in exchange. By evening whatever showers that are left out there will be winding down, which if our cards play out well enough will bode well for the concert at Pullman Square and the Fly-In Festival in Huntington.

Friday and Saturday will edge more toward sunshine, but also put the Tri-State back up around 90° or above. There will still be a few pop-up showers and storms each day, but fewer than previous days, even allowing a bunch of us to end up rain-free one or both days. In the coming days, essentially the 90-degree mark will remain the afternoon target, and how close or beyond we get will be dictated by who’s getting the pop-up shower or storm.

Next week won’t be as hot, but we’ll be tracking actual weather systems coming our way. Monday a frontal system approaches, and by mid-week we’ll be tracking the tropical moisture from what would be the remnants of ‘Ida’. But by then we’re such a long way out, we’re essentially trying to anticipate the final destination of a storm system that hasn’t even formed yet in the first place. So let’s just try to tackle what we’ve got this week before engaging the next, shall we?

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