First Warning Forecast | Aiming For A Little Break

Be Ready For It To Go Downhill Again Soon!
First Warning Forecast
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 8:17 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2021 at 8:46 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Following days of tracking waves of rain traversing the region, we’re finally getting into a drier time, if only for about a day. Looking out the window in the morning though, you’d be forgiven to be at least a little skeptical. These low clouds and misty fog will hold in quite stubbornly for a while, however instead of tracking that next wave of rain this afternoon we’ll be spying breaks in the clouds and mainly dry skies going right into one of the easier evenings of weather we’ve had this week. Temperatures will still make the 60°-mark, which would be considered a balmy December afternoon if we weren’t so used to it already. Tonight should play similarly nice, with lows cooling down into the 40s.

Friday (New Year’s Eve) will have our driest skies in the morning hours, with our next round of rain arriving in the afternoon. Our next storm system will be rapidly developing as it moves eastward into the Central Plains, and a steadier rain is in our midst when we ring in the New Year that night. At least it’s not ice and snow, but still plan accordingly. Highs will reach the 60s yet again Friday and Saturday, but our run of springlike weather will soon be at an end.

Periods of steady rain will come through Saturday and Sunday both, with rumbles of thunder heard Saturday morning as a warm front lifts through, and again Sunday morning as the powerful cold front swings by. We could slip in a slot of dry air in between, given the propensity of the first front to lift well north of the area, but don’t be mislead by the sweeping cold front Sunday morning-- it is looking to be a doozy. Expect temperatures to drop almost 40 degrees from the beginning of the day until the end, even finishing with some snowflakes flying Sunday night. By Monday morning we’ll be in the 20s, and most likely dealing with ice after the 1″- 3″ of rain that fell just prior. Be careful. Not exactly the preferred way to start 2022.

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