First Warning Forecast | Two Lines Of Showers/Thunder Today

Slight Risk For Severe Weather (With Second Line)
First Warning Forecast
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 6:36 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 11:23 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The first line of showers has been sweeping through from west to east this morning, bringing a time of breezy rain, with a few isolated rumbles. Though the rapidly changing weather conditions can provide some challenge for those upon whom it comes, this first line is expected to not leave any lasting harm for the Tri-State. The key concern comes with how much reloading of the atmosphere occurs after this first line departs and before the next one arrives this afternoon. This will be another one of those days where sunshine wont be our friend during the early afternoon. A southerly wind will turn breezy no matter what happens today, so be ready for a fresh bed of fallen leaves to deal with (and perhaps more than just leaves). There is a risk for severe weather when this next line comes through during the mid-afternoon. Gusty winds embedded in a storm will be our primary concern, though even a brief tornado can spin up as this front comes through. We’ll be transitioning from warm southerly breezes ahead of the front, to brisk northwest breezes behind the front, and that wind shear can sometimes transform an ordinary thunderstorm into something more sinister. Be careful, and we’ll keep an eye on it.

After these storms go through, we’ll see temperatures nose-dive through the 50s and into the 40s by tomorrow morning. A brisk fall breeze will continue to chill tomorrow, keeping clouds in the air and temperatures in the 50s Tuesday. We may even see some upper 30s Wednesday morning as we get to our best break in the weather. Expect a mix of clouds and sunshine, with highs still in the lower 60s. Our next storm system approaches Thursday night into Friday, bringing an annoying shot of chilly showers right around when so many are heading out Trick-or-Treating. At least we’ve got plenty of time to see things change, and we’ll hope they do!

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