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First Warning Forecast | Tracking Rain And Rumbles

Not The Best Way To Start Mother’s Day Weekend.
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 6:25 PM EDT|Updated: May. 6, 2022 at 2:22 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - After a morning of flooding rains, there is also a slight risk for severe weather to develop, which is more likely in areas that see any sunshine that helps destabilize the air. This is a burden we’ll be dealing with off and on through the day today, affecting all outdoor events (call ahead!) but will get a little easier after sunset tonight. No, the rain won’t end, but the edge will be taken off a little bit, resulting in less-concerning thunder. There will still be risks for spot flooding going on into Saturday morning, with more manageable showers in the times beyond. By the time we’re done with it, we’ll be seeing most end up with 1″- 2″ of rain.

The low-pressure system that is slowly dragging across the Ohio Valley today instigating all this messiness will itself pass overhead tomorrow, keeping the low clouds in place along with swirling showers. These showers will be more manageable, but no-less annoying at a time where people have long-made plenty of outdoor plans. Temperatures will edge cooler as well, getting stuck in the 50s and 60s. This system finally edges enough east of us on Sunday that we’ll get sunshine back in town for Sunday afternoon, hopefully salvaging Mother’s Day plans. Temperatures Sunday make it back into the pleasant low 70s, but keep in mind the ground is still going to be quite damp.

If Sunday is going to end up salvageable, Monday and Tuesday of next week are going to be celebrate-able. Temperatures back into the upper 70s, low humidity, sunshine... all the good things. The garden is going to love it as well -- expect lots of new blossoms... and weeds. And pollen. Looks like these days we’re getting absolutely everything May has to offer!

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