First Warning Forecast | Rain Holds Off, For A While

Those Veterans Day Festivities Getting In Before The Changes Come
First Warning Forecast
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 8:30 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2021 at 8:48 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A strengthening southerly breeze is helping to kick those temperatures comfortably up through the 50s and 60s during the morning Veterans Day parades, giving us all the more motivation to get out there and say “Thank You”. Our long-advertised storm system is indeed on the way in, but the rains won’t make it here until the afternoon hours, good enough to see us to the lower 70s before the first drops fall. Once the rain gets here though, that’s all she wrote for our stretch of unseasonably warm air; It’s downhill from there.

Expect some gusty showers to swing through from west to east this afternoon through the night, but they will be moving through quickly enough such that by Friday morning we’ll already be on the other side of this and getting back to sunshine. We’ll be entering what’s called a “Dry Slot”, where the air is still wrapping around a yet-to-arrive core of colder aid, but it’s relatively low on clouds, allowing for the sunshine to slow the cooldown. Highs Friday will end up around 60-degrees, which is actually quite respectable despite the notable drop from where we’ve been spoiled. By the time we’re ready to kick off those high school playoff games, new clouds will be streaming in, and this time the cold that follows will have a lot more bite to it. Temperatures drop to the 30s Saturday morning, with scattered showers now allowing some snowflakes to mix in. Be ready for an all-day chill and spits of rain at the Marshall game Saturday, as highs will stay in the low 40s with the wind chill making it feel like the 30s.

Our third pass of precipitation comes Sunday night after a chilly intermission during the day. This one puts an exclamation point on our drop, as we’ll now be near the Freezing Point Monday morning and anywhere in our region can see some flakes fly. Brisk breezes and stubborn clouds will have us struggling to get out of the 30s, and then it’s down to the 20s by Tuesday morning. That’s quite a ride -- Be Ready!

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