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First Warning Forecast | The Pick Of The Week

Showers & Summer Heat Wait For Us After Today.
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 6:52 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 12:33 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A gathering northwest breeze will keep the air refreshing, though of course those spending a lot of time in the direct sunlight will consider this one to be a hot day. A day like this will lure you outside, so you may think to leave the sunscreen at home, but you’ll be sorry when you only realize too late that you should have put some on. Temperatures will hold comfortably in the 60s and 70s after sunset, making those late evening excursions and spectating the games tonight still quite comfortable. We’ll eventually end up in the 50s tomorrow morning.

Wednesday begins a somewhat complicated stretch where the risks for rain and rumbles returns. Initially there will be an arm of clouds trying to spit out a few showers even in the morning, but that is expected to lift northward without too much fan-fare, giving us partly sunny skies and another run toward the low 80s. The afternoon will bring a heightened risk of showers and storms, when the low-pressure center advancing that initial arm of clouds itself approaches. So even though there is this expectation of eventual showers and storms for our region, there still will be plenty of rain-free hours as well. And likewise for Thursday, the departure of this storm system will still trail along a weak front of clouds that themselves will still spot up some showers... Not all the time, but the risk will still be out there.

Friday brings back the sunshine, and the aims for a fully dry day, but-- BUT... If you have been longing for true “summer” to arrive, you’ll get your first taste. Friday comes with some southerly breezes and temperatures soaring to the 90°-mark. Not just for a few folks, but nearly everyone not on a mountain. You’ll be clamoring to beat the heat and the rising humidity. It might even change your perspective of a new round of approaching storms we’ll be tracking in the coming weekend beyond.

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