First Warning Forecast | Now It Gets Tricky

After A Quiet Start, Rain Moves In This Afternoon... And Stays.
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:18 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 8:47 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Hopefully you’ve been able to get a lot of the outdoor chores done in the morning hours, because as we go to the afternoon we’ll finally see that storm system we’ve been tracking all week long swing into our region from west to east. Highs will reach the 60s given some decent southeasterly breezes, but will sag back into the 50s once the rain gets here. Unfortunately, there looks to be a pretty decent band of rain across part of area during those prime Trick-or-Treat times this evening. Be ready with the poncho or the umbrella so that any child that braves the elements for some treats-- gets some treats. You may find yourself catching a lucky break where it’s not raining as steadily when you’re outside, it’s just too difficult to offer that kind of precision... But being prepared for rain will be your best bet either way.

The swirling area of low pressure that is advancing these showers will be a very slow mover, hovering overhead for much of Friday and Saturday, tossing in occasional rain all through the period. It’ll be another situation where declaring areas of rain-free skies for Trick-or-Treaters and Tailgaters will be quite difficult (so being prepared is still your best option), but there will be at least some spots able to sneak in that lucky break. Temperatures will hold in the 50s for much of the time. Showers will finally taper off as drizzle early Sunday, and actual Halloween evening turns out okay.

Early next week will feature our best opportunity for sunshine, but by Tuesday another round of showers will approach. Don’t look now, but more unseasonably cold air will be lurking after that. That first week of November will finish with a struggle to get out of the 40s.

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