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First Warning Forecast | More Sunshine, More Warmth

Back To The Summery Mid-80s Today.
Published: Sep. 6, 2021 at 6:39 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 8:53 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - We had a touch of fog again this morning, less so than yesterday, and as such we’re headlong into sunshine across the Tri-State on a much quicker clip. Look for temperatures to bump up a couple of degrees on yesterday’s highs in the low 80s (thus, the mid-80s). This is still an easier go than the heat waves we’ve recently experienced, nevertheless you’ll notice that summery warmth and will want to take a few more water breaks. Technically, it’s still summer for the next couple of weeks, but yes, we’re in the home stretch, at least by the calendar. Look for a pleasant evening once again, with any late games under the lights a much better experience for the fans compared to that of the setting sunshine that gets in your eyes and still maintains some warmth.

We’re tracking a weak-but-quick-moving frontal system headed into the Great Lakes today. It brings a short line of showers, but also a round of thunder wherever that front lines up in the heat of the afternoon. This is something we’ll be watching for tomorrow as it swings through. This will set up an interesting scenario where some of us (primarily in the east and south) will see a southerly breeze try to race into the 80s before the rain arrives, while others (in the north and west) will get to the rain early and see their temperatures hold in the 70s as cooler air follows the showers. All told, we won’t spend a lot of time in rain tomorrow, but we’ll get a lot more mileage out of this system once it departs.

High pressure returns to the mix on Thursday, eventually getting us back into sunshine and drying skies. Mornings will again dip into those cozy 50s, but afternoons will stay delightfully in the upper 70s and lower 80s right through Saturday. This bodes very well for all the high school and college ball games as we’re really getting back to the swing of things now. Keep in mind though that continued sunshine will eventually bump those temperatures back up, so Sunday and Monday of next week will try to push back through the mid 80s again.

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