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First Warning Forecast | Traditional Winter Weather

Not Like The 60s Of Not Too Long Ago.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 6:38 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2022 at 8:48 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A clear dawn sky and a calm wind is often the scene of the coldest air. We had the concern this morning for black ice given the hillside runoff from yesterday’s soaking rains... We’ll have a similar concern tonight. In between that sunshine will battle to make the sub-freezing temperatures a little more palatable. Clouds will eventually return though, and this afternoon we’ll be tracking a few snow flurries coming in, particularly out toward the mountains. This episode won’t last too long, and skies clear back out again after dark. This will send the temperatures colder than where we were this morning, having less far to go. Expect to be deep in the teens tonight, with even a few single digits.

Tuesday brings back more sunshine, and despite it showing out for the entire day, we’ll still struggle to get back to the freezing mark. Wednesday finally benefits by a little southerly inflow, seeing its sunshine able to kick us back into the 40s.

Thursday starts out with partly sunny skies, with highs headed toward the 40s, but will cool back down once clouds and showers arrive. This actually forces temperatures back through the 30s as that cold air aloft is brought down to the surface. Snow showers are a good bet to finish this system off, but it’s still too early to see just how much moisture is left by the time the changeover occurs. This wont be the last time we’re tracking wintry weather this week either, as this coming Saturday and Sunday will see another system come through with snowable temperatures. Again, it’s still something to track rather than to get worried over, but suffice it to say weeks like this is supposed to be how winter typically plays out. We haven’t had too many weeks like this one in the past couple of winters.

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