First Warning Forecast | More Sunshine And Warmth

...But The End Is On The Horizon.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 8:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 8:56 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Underneath this longstanding area of high pressure, we’ve been witness to a weak of sunshine and gradual warmth. We have gone from sunny afternoons barely near 50° to today’s sunshine pushing us to 70°. A gathering southerly breeze is the culprit today, helping us more quickly out of the frosty morning realm. Now, in November, any dry stretch that gets to a breezy day is one where you have to be very wary about brush fires. Ordinances always specify night-time burning only, but days like this might be better spent just skipping that activity for now.

A weak front approaches tonight, and pretty-much dies out, resulting in just a passing wave of clouds overhead. We’ll be back into sunshine tomorrow afternoon, putting us back into the upper 60s, continuing the wonderful stretch we’ve been in. Even Veterans Day on Thursday will be balmy (highs near 70°), but by that evening we’ll be tracking our next major weather-maker heading in. A strong cold front is set to swing through overnight Thursday, bringing rain and drastically different (colder) weather Friday. Expect brisk days of swirling clouds, with multiple shots at precipitation between Friday and Monday. Any sunny interlude will be desperately appreciated, but high temperatures will struggle. We’ll only muster the 50s on Friday, and then the 40s this weekend. In fact, we’ll be watching for snowflakes to mix in-- conditions are right for it to even happen in the lowlands, particularly Saturday and Monday.

All the more important to get out today and sample the warmth, because it’s that same warmth that will make this weekend’s weather such a shock to the system!

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