First Warning Forecast | Sunshine Continues To Hang On
We’ll Run Out Of Road Tomorrow.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - One week ago, our temperatures struggled to a high of just the upper 40s. Every day since then we’ve ticked up gradually to the point that we crossed the 70°-mark yesterday. We continue to wide the wave of uncharacteristically warm air, particularly since this morning we even started off frost-free in the 40s and lower 50s. It’s not all that far of a jump to get back to 70°, and we’ll be there this afternoon. Even this evening’s weather will stay cozy enough, dropping back through the 60s and 50s without a quick-riding chill. Hazy clouds eventually fill back into the region, but we’re holding off that next system just a little bit longer.
That next storm is currently organizing in the Central Plains far to our west. As it gets stronger it will increase the southerly winds tomorrow, making for our first ‘gusty’ day in a while. We’ll have some of our more enjoyable weather conditions for the Veterans Day parades (provided they are held in the morning), and still aim to cross 70° in the afternoon. The first rains should be on our western front by mid-Thursday afternoon, and swing eastward through our region over the hours that follow. By the time we get to Friday morning, a lot of those showers will already be gone, but the cooling is set to begin.
Friday afternoon puts us back into sunshine, but now highs will struggle to reach 60°. That’s actually not all that bad, but it will take some getting used to from the nice weather we’ve been spoiled with. Unfortunately we’ve got another system swinging through Friday night and Saturday, sending us tumbling further, to just the 30s and 40s. Those playoff football games will be a challenge-- including for spectators. We could even see some spits of snow mixing in Saturday morning with those temperatures sinking deep into the 30s.
Sunday is currently looking like another bit of a reprieve, but not with the cold. We’ll be in those same 40s. Our third system hits us Monday morning, and this one has even colder air locked behind it. The opportunity to see the ‘first flakes’ looks region-wide with this one, and highs may not even make it out of the 30s in the afternoon, tumbling to the 20s Tuesday morning.
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