First Warning Forecast | The Sunny Streak Will Soon End

Soak In The Sun While You Can
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 6:06 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 12:31 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Skies are full of the beautiful blue for the fifth day in a row today, though we’ll finally start to see some clouds popping in to the eastern mountain counties. These are coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, not a normal trajectory this time of year, but after days of high pressure overhead the persistent east-to-west flow has eventually attracted the attention. We’ll stay dry, with highs again reaching the 80s, so be sure to be ready with the sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for longer than a half-hour or so. Evening practices and games will all get in just fine, with comfortable spectating temperatures in the 70s before finally dropping back into the 50s after midnight.

Clouds spread farther west on Friday, and we’ll finally see some scattered showers leak into the region, particularly in the afternoon. This time of year, any smattering of showers can also have a thunderstorm in the mix. The focus of the showers will still be those eastern mountains, but some of us will see their rain-free stretch come to a close. Temperatures will still end up around the 80-degree mark though, implying times of sunshine slipping through the clouds. Saturday will also feature scattered showers and storms, but also enough lulls in the mix to still be able to see rain-free moments to get in the 5k or the ball-game. Equally said, “not like last weekend”.

Sunday and Monday look a little murkier, as we expect a cloudier sky and more frequent showers passing overhead. But even then, all told most folks will be along or under 1″ of new rain by the time we come out the other side of this on Tuesday.

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