First Warning Forecast | A Little Mid-Week Break

But The Weather Gets Active Again Thursday Into Friday
First Warning Forecast
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 8:32 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2022 at 9:01 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Following the frosty chill this morning, bold sunshine came in to try to thaw us out. We will end up in the upper 40s this afternoon courtesy of near all-day sun, but that is still a far cry from the 60s of last week. Nevertheless it’s quite seasonable for this time of year, and represents a 10-15° bump up from yesterday’s cloudy cold. Clouds gradually return tonight, blanketing the air and helping to keep temperatures closer to the 30-degree mark tomorrow morning. These clouds are just a passing thought on Wednesday, as the air should stay dry and highs still edge their way closer to 50°.

Thursday morning starts off similarly quiet, but we’re going to get our next storm system into our region before the end of the day. This one has (oddly enough) trended toward snow the entire time it’s been in the long range modeling. At this point we should still anticipate a mix of rain and snow to start just out of habit, but the fact that the bulk of the moisture comes across overnight lends more weight toward a primarily snow scenario. There’s still more time to see this come into a clearer view, but the potential is out there for even a shovel-able amount of snow hitting in time for the morning drive Friday. In these cases, it’s more prudent to wait until you see the whites of its eyes to nail something like this in, but I think a heads-up is certainly appropriate. We’ll be keeping an eye on it!

Meanwhile, following this would be a customary period of deep cold Saturday morning, particularly if/when there’s still snow on the ground, but moderating temperatures will mean rain showers and melting back in the region by Sunday.

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