First Warning Forecast | Dry stretch in progress

First Warning Forecast
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 6:32 PM EDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 8:59 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Sunshine has been bold since the start of the day, and we need it. We’ll continue to dry out today, with a refreshing breeze helping us stay comfortable as temperatures rise into the 70s this afternoon. The Ohio River has been taking on all the rainwater from the weekend, and now exists in low-level flood in the Point Pleasant area. That crest will hit about two feet above flood stage tonight, and then recede as the high-water-mark then moves downstream toward Huntington (and should manage to be just below flood stage from there). Tonight the stars will be out and bright, but be sure to layer back up after sunset. Temperatures will slide down into the 40s again to start Tuesday morning.

High pressure is in control across Appalachia, keeping a storm system at bay to both the east and west. As the humidity stays low, each breeze will feel wonderful and help to keep temperatures from running too far toward the ‘hot’ category. We should be up around 80-degrees through mid-week, and comfy cool around 50-degrees in the mornings.

Just like most good things, they eventually come to an end, and unfortunately if you want a long stretch of dry weather during the beginning of the week it pretty-much stands to reason that by the end of the week the showers will be lurking again. At least the good temperatures will keep right on going, with highs staying right around 80-degrees.

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