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First Warning Forecast | Transitioning To Greatness

Near-Perfect Weather Ahead - We’re Almost There.
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 7:40 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 8:48 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The early morning fog and low clouds are eroding in the returning sunshine, and the middle of the day will feature some pretty comfortable conditions considering sunshine and the 70s. As the sunshine heats the ground up through the 70s, it does not heat the atmosphere in the same way. In fact, the air will be cooling aloft in response to northerly winds. This gradually widening contrast between the warm air at the surface and the cooler air aloft will eventually destabilize the atmosphere and pop up some clouds and showers during that peak heating time of the afternoon. Most folks will manage to avoid these showers, but it’s worth mentioning for those who end up unlucky. If you’re going out to the concerts, festivals, and games tonight, no worries as far as rain is concerned, for skies will be clearing out for good. But bring the long-sleeves, as it will be a perfect fire-pit evening with temperatures dropping through the 60s fairly quickly after sunset. Look for the 50s region-wide tomorrow morning.

High pressure returns to the Tri-State in full form tomorrow, and we’ve got a nice set of days ahead. Bold sunshine hold sway, but without much heat (at least not at first). Friday afternoon’s highs will be in the upper 70s, and Saturday’s the low 80s, quite good for this time of year. It will be picture-perfect weather for SeptemberFest in Louisa, the Ohio Hill-Country Festival in Wellston, and the Ribfest in Dunbar. If you’re going to the home-opener of one of our local major college football programs (most are at home this weekend), be sure to remember the sunscreen! It’s something often left behind when the temperatures turn pleasant... But the sunburn that results wont soon be forgotten.

Looking ahead to next week, many would be pleased to hear that the sunshine is set to continue. September around here often can have these long rain-free stretches. The problem is that we’ll be going back to the heat, with each day’s sunshine building on the next. By early next week, we’ll be back to the ‘heat wave’ talk with highs around 90°.

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