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Storms Could Be Here 24 Hours From Now
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 6:43 PM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 3:12 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Temperatures began in the cozy 50s region-wide, but by lunchtime we’ll be in the comfortable 60s in tandem with the cloud breaks. Our best looks at sunshine will be this afternoon, and high temperatures will respond by landing in the 70s. This will be the day to take care of the lawn, get those seasonal plants in the ground, and go for a walk, as clouds will already be drifting back in toward sunset.

A storm system is creeping eastward along I-64, and will be spreading its rains in before dawn Friday. Unfortunately this system will be rather slow-leaving inasmuch as it was slow-arriving as well. Look for periods of rain and some thunder. Downpours will be in the mix, which brings the threat of some localized street flooding. There will be some lulls in the mix as well, as it rarely rains constantly for an entire day (outside of tropical systems), but this is one where it’s better to plan for rain affecting any outdoor activity at any time, and hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Saturday continues this dreariness, keeping clouds overhead along with occasional showers and temperatures in the 60s.

Mothers can breathe a sigh of relief for Sunday though, as it now appears this stubbornly slow system will manage to edge just far enough east of our region Sunday afternoon to put us back into sunshine. With temperatures inching back into the low 70s, this will end up being quite a serviceable Mother’s Day, though we still will need the ground to dry out before folks start laying out the picnic blanket. Mother’s Day is just the start though, as pleasant sunshine looks to continue right into the start of next week.

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