First Warning Forecast | The Gradual Step-Down To Winter

This First Step Is Rather Manageable
Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 8:12 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The rains of the overnight are gone, and sunshine has returned. Temperatures will actually recover back to around 60° this afternoon in the breezy sun, but instead of celebrating a ‘normal’ November day, we’re probably going to have to get a little used to the cooler feel given how we’ve been spoiled with the 70s much of this week. Later today another push of clouds and showers will be approaching, so plan ahead if you’re going out to those football games, not just for the rain potential, but also for a deeper chill. We’ll be crashing down through to the 30s tonight, which means some of us will wake up tomorrow morning with a few flakes mixing in.

Saturday and Sunday will stay quite cold, with highs barely back into the 40s under cloudier-than-not skies. Folks heading to the Marshall game (or Saturday playoff games) will be happy to hear that we expect most of our drizzly misery do be done with before the afternoon, but cold air and swirling clouds should remain overhead. Sunday will still try to offer a little more sunshine, but let’s not get our hopes up, we’ll still be in the 40s. Another push of moisture will slide in Sunday night and Monday morning, and this one will be yet another step colder. Dropping down to the freezing mark Monday morning means virtually anyone in our area can see snow flakes instead of rain drops. Those ‘first flakes’ are always a novelty to watch for, so it’s nice that we’re not expecting anything to come of it.

Our cold snap will hang on through Tuesday, but then a moderating trend comes to the rescue for mid-week. We should spike back into the 60s with sunshine coming back, but we’ll be tracking another storm system later next week that will bring rains and another trip back down to the colder realms.

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