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First Warning Forecast | Early Showers Now Fading

Storms Return Wednesday Afternoon
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 6:33 PM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 12:48 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Northwest winds will keep things refreshing this afternoon, helping to dry out the air and get that sunshine on back. Highs stay in the comfortable 70s, as opposed to the mid-80s of yesterday. Clear skies and lighter winds help send temperatures down through the 60s and 50s tonight, a great opportunity to give the air conditioner a break.

Tuesday may well end up being the best day we’ve got this week, as high pressure traverses the region with more of that refreshing northwest flow. It will end up being the best day to take care of the lawn, because showers and storms will drift back into the region for parts of Wednesday and Thursday. This will end up similarly to what we had on Saturday, where a lot of people end up with hours of sunshine as others deal with a periodic downpour. Once this next system kicks out, the heat is on-- temperatures are poised to crack the 90°-mark along the I-64 corridor for the first time this year; and that would be rather ‘normal’, as the Charleston area’s records say the average first sighting of a 90-degree day, is May 20th (that same Friday).

This coming weekend features another front swinging through, so we’ve got some time to track that timing. As today’s weather bears out, it will be a lot easier to go through this if it comes by near sunrise, rather than the middle of the afternoon. The current trends have it coming across during that latter, more concerning time-frame, but of course things can easily change between now and then.

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