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First Warning Forecast | Storms To Swing Through

A Bit Of Payback For Our Wonderful Stretch Of Weather
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 6:33 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 9:03 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The morning hours have seen this stretch of wonderful weather continue, but we’re running out of road. We’re cruising to the 70s by lunchtime, and would have seen our warmest temperatures of the week were it not for these approaching showers that we’ve been tracking. A cold front will be swinging through from west to east, starting right after lunch in our westernmost counties. As it progresses eastward, we’ll be seeing this developing line of showers turn into a line of thunderstorms given the amount of heat energy available. In fact, sunshine and heat will work against us-- the more you get, the greater the risk of a thunderstorm turning stronger when overhead. Highs hit the 70s this afternoon, making our region the most vulnerable for severe weather with this crossing front. Gusty winds would be the primary threat with these, and any one location may only have to deal with it all for about an hour or so. Following the passage of this line, skies will clear out again, but that too will be temporary. Look for temperatures to drop back down through the 50s overnight, and new clouds will be on the scene tomorrow.

Cold air will be back on the return Friday, which is a cloud producing scenario. Expect mostly cloudy skies at times, with perhaps a few windows for sunshine, and temperatures will struggle through the 50s. Fall thoughts and feels will definitely be on the mind at those high school football games, but hopefully we can shake off any of the isolated but lingering wispy showers that will dot the landscape. Temperatures will drop to the 40s Friday night, and we’ll spend the weekend in that same range-- 40s by morning, 60s by afternoon. We’ll see a mix of clouds and sunshine this weekend, with a few isolated showers on the edges of the day. Temperatures will claw their way back to the 70s on Monday, but that experience will also be fleeting, as our next frontal system works through on Tuesday.

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