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First Warning Forecast | Drizzly Start To The Weekend

Following Record Highs Yesterday.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 9:28 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 8:42 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - It’s certainly not as warm as those 70° numbers we saw yesterday-- in fact today we see our Ohio counties struggling in the 30s and 40s, while our southern counties may well make a run at 60° this afternoon. We have a lot more cloud cover overhead, giving us this gray din to get into that all-important final weekend before Christmas. Shoppers and errand-runners will be pleased to know we will only have a spotty drizzle for much of the day, but anyone headed out later this afternoon will have to content with actual showers coming in. This rain gradually lifts northward overnight, allowing for temperatures to rise through the 50s by Saturday morning.

Saturday will start off mainly dry, with highs pumping into the 60s. The morning will be the best time to get things done though, as this front that’s been wandering through our region will make a final passage Saturday afternoon. This will increase the rain cutting across our area, then drop temperatures considerably once beyond. Sunday morning will start all the way down near the Freezing-Mark, which means a few flurries can dot the landscape (don’t expect much) but there will also be the risk that rain from the evening before ices up in that quickly cooling air. Church-goers should be a little more cautious, and all should prepare for temperatures to stay in the chillier 30s much of the day.

Next week features much more December-like air, but also quieter skies. Temperatures will start off below freezing each day, and the seasonable 40s/low-50s in the afternoons. But it will be a driver’s delight, as sunshine will inhabit each day, with precipitation-free conditions.

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