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First Warning Forecast | The Mild Air Continues

No Snow Through The Rest Of The Year
First Warning Forecast
Published: Dec. 26, 2021 at 6:34 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 8:45 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Yet another storm system is moving through the region today, with a gathering southerly breeze helping to propel temperatures into the 60s even before lunchtime. Average highs normally don’t get out of the mid-40s this time of year, but instead we’ll be 20-degrees above that this afternoon. As far as the skies go, we’ll be stuck in a mainly gray presentation, with wandering clouds and light showers off and on through evening. Overnight we’ll end up with a little lull in the action, as eventually showers slip to the south and just an isolated drizzle remains. This storm system will try to push fully through the Tri-State, but unfortunately it’ll get hung up and stall out, which means we’ll end up seeing more rain as the week goes on.

Whenever a front turns stationary across the Ohio Valley, I wouldn’t necessarily think of it as completely motionless, but more like a zone that permits waves to roll across it. We’ll see an impulse of rain waft northward back through our region Tuesday, then back southward (through our region) on Wednesday. However the technical aspects of the weather are described, the results will be the same: warm air, clouds, and occasional showers coming through each day for much of the week. Thursday afternoon into New Years Eve we’ll have our best shot for a rain-free break. The still-mild air may well come in handy for folks heading out to ring in the New Year.

2022 is currently looking to start off with quite the meteorological bang. A new storm system is set to move in, and it is figures to be stronger than the ones that preceded it. In fact, Sunday brings a nose-diving cool-down that will drag temperatures from the 60s all the way down through the 20s, potentially finishing things off as a light snowfall. This bears watching through the week though, as snow-lovers should be reminded that such appearances a week out have not ended up coming to fruition when it comes to game-time.

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