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First Warning Forecast | ‘Eve Is Good For Travelers, Shoppers

Rather Grinchy For The Snow-Lovers
First Warning Forecast
Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 7:23 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2021 at 9:07 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Drab clouds attempt to keep a gloom over Christmas Eve, but temperatures are much milder than yesterday, making it quite tolerable for last-minute shoppers or those who have to get out of town. We started off of in the 40s and 50s, and will end up around 60 this afternoon. The best shot for sunshine this afternoon will be in the southern counties of West Virginia as southerly winds pick up and help send clouds northward. Those going to evening church services might also appreciate the milder air and dry roads.

Clouds only thicken up overnight, and following Santa’s quick departure kids will be waking up to scattered rain showers and temperatures in the 50s. Not all that festive, but at least the rain will be mainly light. Highs Christmas Day will move into the mid 60s. Sunday will be a better day to try out some of those outdoor presents that normally have to wait. Afternoon skies will squeeze in some sunshine and highs will still end up in the upper 50s-- pretty good for taking the new bike out for a spin. Perhaps another silver lining to this milder air.

Things continue to be not-as-they-should in the week beyond, as more mild temperatures line up with periods of rainfall that will challenge the all-important school break. For those whose new presents include gaming consoles, I suppose you weren’t going outside anyway.

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