First Warning Forecast | The Cold November Rain

It Will Feel Like Mid-December Soon Enough.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 8:23 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:45 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Showers are sweeping through from west to east today, and temperatures will drop all day long. We’ll be in the 40s region-wide this afternoon, a far cry from the 70s of yesterday. These showers won’t occupy the whole day-- folks who got rained on all morning in the west will see skies brighten in the afternoon, and those who are stuck in the rain during the drive home will conveniently forget that it was mild and dry when they first set out to work. Skies for everyone will clear out overnight tonight, sending us down through the 30s, but also allowing a view of that lunar eclipse (peaking around 4am).

Mostly sunny skies return for Friday, but the air stays brisk and cold. Highs remain in the mid and lower 40s, with even a light breeze keeping the chilly feels in the 30s. The weekend itself is quiet and seasonable for the most-part, but it will take some getting used-to when it comes to the 40s and 50s for high temperatures. Our next system approaches Sunday afternoon, and this one figures to be even colder than this current one.

Initially starting off as rain, we’ll see a wintry mix work in by Monday, with temperatures staying in the 30s. Up until now, flakes have been spotted in the mountains and on many hilltops, but this one could well be the coup de gras to make it down to the valley floor. We’re not looking at a lot of snow, but the flakes are just part of the equation. Temperatures will plummet to the mid-20s as we re-emerge into quieter skies mid-week. Ouch.

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