First Warning Forecast | Surging Warmth, But Showers Approach

A Mid-Week Rain Event Can Often Lead To Delightful Weekend Weather
First Warning Forecast
Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 6:59 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2022 at 9:01 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Temperatures were already cruising through the 60s this morning, well warmer than normal, but clouds were also filtering in. Showers are going to be grazing our area even before midday in our western counties, and scattered about during the afternoon. There will be enough rain-free times though, and when combined with the strengthening southerly breezes we’ll be seeing temperatures well into the 70s this afternoon. Though it won’t be perfect, and though some temporary disruption can occur at the ball-fields, there are a lot of good things to say about the afternoon. Use our weather app to stay ahead of the spotty showers, and make the most of the wonderful temperatures. Meanwhile, a strong storm system traverses the Ohio Valley, generating some strong and severe storms near the Mississippi River. These will roll toward us, but timing is everything...

The storms that come across the Ohio Valley this afternoon and evening are ones that prefer the heat of the Sun, and will tend to whither in the overnight hours. We’re expecting this front to pass through our region in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, giving us the best shot to avoid severe weather, even if we do have to encounter rain and rumbles nonetheless. We’ll be tracking these showers to the exits Thursday morning, and seeing clearing skies rallying for the afternoon. Highs Thursday will be in the 60s, cooling noticeably to the lower 40s Friday morning. Not to worry though, Friday afternoon’s sunshine pushes us back into the low 70s-- the pick of the week.

For the first time in what seems like forever, we’re going to have pleasant weekend weather, and no risk of snow showers (finally!) Saturday will have a few isolated showers poking around, but between Friday and Easter Sunday, most hours of the days will be rain-free. This bodes well for egg hunts as well as church services (but bring the coat Sunday morning, because we’ll be in the 30s again). Next week gets a little cooler and murky again, but there’s plenty of time to talk about that another time.

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