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Sunshine Arrives. And Stays.
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 7:08 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 8:46 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - What a difference a day makes indeed, as Ida’s remnants are long gone, most rivers are receding, and even the Ohio River itself that takes on all this run-off water is not expected to flood (its poorly-timed effects on the lower waterfront stage at the precise moment of Portsmouth River Days notwithstanding). The best news of all is that bold sunshine is here, and it’s going to stick around for the next couple of days. The past several weeks have alternated between tropical storm systems and muggy heat waves. This is the first stretch since June that’s going to dip into the 50s multiple mornings in a row. At first we’re not used to it, making the long-sleeves a good bet on the edges of the day. But it will eventually come to be that sweet-spot feel that it should be. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s with rain-free skies right into Saturday. Enjoy.

We’ll be under this nice area of high pressure for the next few days, all the way to Saturday. A storm system then approaches from the west, bringing showers scattered around through much of Sunday. There’s going to be some play in here though, as there should be some concern for showers sneaking in late Saturday, and perhaps leaking into Monday morning. This far out it is too far out to be able to nail all this down just yet. One thing is for sure though, we’re not talking about heat waves anymore and we’re not talking about tropical systems. The break will be well appreciated.

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