First Warning Forecast | Surging Warmth Good For The ‘To-Do’ List

Just no burning for the time being...
First Warning Forecast
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 9:01 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2021 at 8:47 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Sunshine gradually regains control over the skies today, and the southerly breezes are set to gust up this afternoon, helping to push temperatures into the 60s. We already started off this morning at temperatures warmer than you’d normally finish the day. This will be a great day to get things done outside, just remember the winds will be giving you fits if your tasks include raking the leaves or stringing up lights in tree branches. We’re also monitoring that brush fire in the New River gorge-- another sign that this is not the time to be burning anything, at least until we get better rains around here. If you’re headed to the Barboursville Christmas Parade this evening, you’d best layer back up as we’ll see temperatures drop quickly once we lose the sunlight. Many will end up in the 30s tomorrow morning.

Friday will feature more sunshine, but without those stiff southerly breezes... thus a cooler (but seasonable) day. A weak trough noses through early Saturday, which can put in some clouds and some isolated drizzle, but we’re not expecting problems for the parades or the football games. Compared to a typical December day, the spectators won’t have much to complain about. Sunday maintains our mainly dry times for a while, but look for our next ‘real’ system to finally approach later that day.

Rain swings through between Sunday night and Monday, with a drastic reset in the temperatures to follow. We’ll be stuck in the 40s much of the day Monday, dropping to the 30s in the afternoon, potentially finishing with a few flakes (though we know how that’s gone this year so far). Wednesday will bring another “mainly rain but don’t count out snow yet” type system to keep an eye on as well. One thing will be for-sure: it will be back to the jackets.

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