First Warning Forecast | Pick Of The Week

Not Normally On A Monday.
Published: May. 1, 2022 at 6:33 PM EDT|Updated: May. 2, 2022 at 1:59 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Expect temperatures to already reach 70° by lunchtime on their way to the upper 70s this afternoon. Though some high clouds will filter back in late in the day, this one will stay dry and be marvelous. Make some plans to get outside, and as the ground dries this afternoon it may well be one of our better days to get the lawn mowed. Temperatures slide down gracefully into the 60s after dark, plenty comfortable for the fans in the stands at any of the area games. Clouds thicken up overnight though, with showers headed back in tomorrow.

Tuesday is going to look a lot like what Sunday turned out to be: Episodes of rain and rumbles, with periods of sunshine in between. This time though, temperatures will be able to spike into the 80s between episodes, which will only help those showers get a little more rumbly in the afternoon. There’s a marginal risk for a strong thunderstorm or two, something we should just about expect nowadays with each storm system that comes through now that we’re into May. The system driving this will itself pass through that night, with just some leftover showers still hanging around Wednesday morning. Clouds gradually erode that afternoon, but Thursday will be the better day. Sliding into 2nd place on the week, this will be the next best day to be out there (and to mow the lawn again probably).

The current outlook for the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend isn’t all that great, but the good news is we’ve got some time to work with it. Right now, Friday will feature a storm system bringing periods of rain and rumbles, with lingering clouds and remnant scattered showers holding on after that. The other silver lining of now being in May, it appears we should be done with the cold snaps. People that know say that you should wait until after Mother’s Day to really get hopping on that gardening season, so with that in mind, it looks like a pretty safe bet that we won’t have any problems in the days before it either, so go ahead and start if you like-- Just remember, that oak tree pollen is sky high this time of year!

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