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First Warning Forecast | A Good Start To The Weekend

“Good” Of Course, Depending On Your Perspective
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 7:21 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 8:49 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Sunshine has again spread across the Tri-State, as clouds have largely been shunted off to the north, just grazing our US-50 counties. This helps temperatures to leave their start in the 30s and 40s, to their perch in the mild upper 50s this afternoon. An interesting wrinkle is that it won’t feel all that mild because of yesterday’s spoiling (some of us even made it to 70°). Nevertheless, given the lighter winds, this may be an even better day to get things done outside. Spectators from Pikeville and Johnson Central will appreciate the lack of true December weather when cheering on their teams in their state championship bouts... But snow-lovers will be none-too-pleased with the difficulty in making and keeping snow on those Appalachian slopes.

A quick pass of clouds will be out there Saturday morning, even a spot of drizzle in the southern mountains, but then after that another set of sunny hours carry the day, great news for the Saturday football games and the litany of Christmas parades. Highs will be in the more seasonable low-to-mid 50s, and dip down near the freezing mark by Sunday morning. Sunday spikes warmer for a lot of us as those southerly winds gather again ahead of our next weather-maker, but you will notice some colder air lingering on the eastern side of the mountains. Sunday is the day you’ll want to wrap up those outdoor activities (like hanging Christmas lights, bagging the leaves, etc.) A stronger storm system arrives Sunday evening and lasts through much of Monday, initially bringing rain but having a chance to finish as snow with colder air diving in Monday afternoon.

That cold air will be a full pendulum swing from where we’ve been, as temperatures will go from 10 degrees above normal, to the same below normal. Tuesday will stay sunny but chilly, and then another system arrives on Wednesday that will again have us staring at the rain/snow line.

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