First Warning Forecast | Surging Warmth Brings Bold Prediction

Get Out And Enjoy The Warmest Day Until Next Year
First Warning Forecast
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 8:52 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 8:56 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Sunshine spreads back in again, but we already have a lot of mild air in place-- no need to thaw out the frost on this day. Temperatures are rising through the 60s in many places such that we’ll cross the 70-degree mark by midday, then surge to the mid-70s in the afternoon. Southerly breezes turn gusty this afternoon, helping to make this all happen but also issue a cause for caution for anyone trying to take care of those falling leaves via the burn-pile. Just don’t today. The dry ground, sunshine, and breezy skies are not a good combo for that, and area fire ordinances prohibit any burning during the day anyway, so just sit this one out until after the showers come through. Yes, about those showers...

A strong storm system gathers to our west, and will swing through during the day on Thursday. From the moment the first raindrops fall in the morning, we’ll begin a cooldown that puts us in the 40s in the afternoon, a stark contrast from one day to the next. Some of us in the east may sneak a little bump to the 50s before the rain gets here tomorrow, but we’ll all end up on the same side of the coin by the end of the day. It’s not going to be a lot of rain, but the chill is always a hard pill to swallow. As skies clear out Friday morning, temperatures will be down below freezing, with many having to get out the scraper. The weekend at least looks stable and quiet, but temperatures will be back into those 40s and 50s by-day, ‘normal’ November but not what we’ve been spoiled with.

And, seemingly adding insult to injury, another storm system is lining up to sweep through early next week that will usher in even colder air. The 20s and 30s will be the rule, with yet another shot at seeing those snow flurries fly.

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