First Warning Forecast | One-Two Punch Of Rain

Finishes Off Summer, And Welcomes In Fall.
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:13 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2021 at 9:01 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Showers have streamed in to the Tri-State and will be rather widespread through the day. This zone for rain was off to our west for most of yesterday, but now has migrated in. It will slowly progress eastward through the day, giving everyone periods of light to moderate shower activity. Temperatures will hold in the 60s and 70s during the day, ending the streak of 80s we’ve been in. This will complicate the afternoon practices and games, though it more than likely will come down to a coach’s call given the sporadic, intermittent nature of the rain and the lack of true storminess. Any lull that comes in tonight will be temporary, as our next batch of rain comes in tomorrow.

A cold front approaches on Wednesday, and this will truly be a “fall” front. Temperatures will initially attempt to race through the 70s, fostering some breezes and rumbles, then nose-dive back through the 50s by evening as the showers and storms from this next wave continue to plod eastward. Autumn officially starts tomorrow afternoon, so it’s just about perfect synchronicity. Expect some leftover clouds and drizzle in the cool morning air Thursday, but then sunshine should gradually filter back in for the afternoon. High temperatures on Thursday will stay in the 60s despite the returning sunshine, then down to the chilly mid-40s to start Friday. Forget just long sleeves, this might make us go straight to the jacket.

Friday itself ends up being our best weather day, which sounds pretty well-timed. They’ll be changing up the cold drinks for the hot chocolate at the football games, and fans will transition from the t-shirts to the sweatshirts as the sun goes down. One quick-pass of rain cuts through part of Saturday, but overall it will be another mainly dry stretch from Thursday afternoon through early next week.

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