First Warning Forecast | Not A Lot Of Rain, But We’ll Take It
Even Warmer Air Follows In Its Wake
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Clouds and showers are spreading into the Tri-State from west to east, but it has been good to see temperatures inch above freezing as the showers fell (nobody wants icing). These showers aren’t going to be too big of a deal in terms of total amount, but they can still provide some slickness on the roads. We also need the rain to wet the ground, as this time of year the fire danger is elevated-- and we have an example of that with that spreading brush fire in the New River Gorge. Highs today will end up cooler in the clouds, staying nearer to 50°, but we may well end up warming a touch higher than that after dark courtesy of some southerly breezes that will be getting stronger.
These southerly breezes turn gusty Thursday, and they will help kick out any remaining clouds and push us all the way across to the 60s in the afternoon. Despite whatever rain we get today, Thursday would not be a good day for any burning; it’s just too risky with those winds. A weak front slides some clouds through Thursday night, and a high pressure system builds back in Friday to continue our run of pleasant December skies. I know a lot of snow-lovers would wish to see a lot more White around here, but perhaps we can see a silver lining in these milder temperatures when it comes to the mile-long ‘to do’ list most of us have this time of year. Friday has a shot at 60° as well.
This coming weekend also features a chunk of dry skies, good enough for the final high school football games and the Christmas Parades... The next bout of rain is currently slated to arrive later Sunday and continue into Monday. Temperatures will cool following that one enough to at least put flakes as a possibility, but it still has that same early-season look as not a serious snowmaker.
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