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First Warning Forecast: Cold Showers Passing Through

Any afternoon improvement will not change the feel.
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 8:16 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 8:43 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A quick-moving pulse of scattered showers (and high-mountain flurries) is finishing through from west to east, and as it exits the skies will only slowly improve-- and it will stay quite chilly. We began the day in the lower 40s, and the afternoon will primarily hang in the upper 40s. Skies will clear out with more earnest after sunset, but that will only allow the bottom to drop out on those temperatures, putting us in the 30s before midnight and below freezing by sunrise tomorrow. This means the expectation for widespread frost, and the final Freeze Warnings for the lowlands (thus, the end of the growing season).

Wednesday brings sunshine, hazed over at times, but the same chilly air keeping us 10-15° colder than average for this time of year. It will feel like early December, rather than November. We’re tracking another quick-moving system that can bring both rain and snow to Appalachia on Thursday, but the increasing trend is for this storm system to miss us to the south. Nevertheless, the further south you are, the closer you will be to getting grazed by another mess. Once that hurdle is past us, we’ll be back into more sunshine, and we’ll see quiet skies that will last through the weekend. We’ll still be fighting the frost in the mornings, but seeing a gradual warming trend that will have us back into the 50s to near 60° by next Monday. By then this might actually be a welcome sight, rather than something to grit our teeth to get used to.

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