First Warning Forecast | The Cold Air Bottoms Out
But Not Much Of A Warm-Up Is On The Horizon.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Bold sunshine has been with us right from the start, but this time of year, the ‘dead of winter’, you don’t reap the kind of rewards that you typically hope for. The Sun rises rather late, doesn’t get all that high in the sky, and then sets rather early in the evening, not delivering the kind of warm-up we got used to with all those 60-degree days in a row not too long ago. Highs today will stay in the lower 30s, keeping those jackets on throughout the day. We’ll initially drop into the 20s this evening, but instead of heading back to the same frigid levels we’ve been in we’ll see a southerly breeze begin to stir, and temperatures should actually fight to rise back toward 30° by dawn Wednesday.
Southerly winds work in our favor Wednesday, helping to bring temperatures back to the upper 40s by the afternoon. This certainly isn’t all that warm considering what we had for so much of December, but it’s better than we’ve been. Our next weather-maker approaches Thursday, and at this point it looks to be a mix of light rain and snow, eventually finishing as snowflakes, but without a lot of moisture to work with.
Temperatures stay rather chilly once again in the days beyond, such that the next system to come across the east will be another snow-maker on Saturday. The long range computer models have shown a lot of inconsistency with this one, so it is by no-meals settled, but the more recent solutions are showing this system pushing to our south (as in, the Deep South). That would be unusual, so keep checking back for the latest.
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