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First Warning Forecast | Sunshine Returns, Heat Amps Up

Here Come The 90s!
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 9:44 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 12:56 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - As the sunshine spreads this afternoon, temperatures will progress into the mid-80s, a place we’ve been a few different times this month. However, now the humidity lingering around will start having a bigger impact. Nevertheless, it’s a ‘green-light’ for afternoon activities, just keep the sunscreen and water-bottle handy. Later on this evening and overnight, we’ll be looking to our south for that same boundary that pushed through last night to now lift back northward through our area. It can touch off a passing wave of showers and storms, but they will be out of here before dawn Friday. Any early low clouds and fog would then break once more, and this round of afternoon sunshine will be even hotter than before.

True summertime feels will be under-way Friday afternoon, with highs in the 90s and humidity making it feel more like mid and upper 90s. No-doubt some of us are going to return from work to see the car showing triple-digit temperature numbers (when experiencing the extra heat of the parking lot pavement). Even the overnight temperatures will become uncomfortable at the campgrounds, with the upper 60s often being the lowest a temperature can sink. The muggy air will be back Saturday as well, forcing temperatures back up around the 90°-mark, with now only a few ‘pop-up’ showers in the mountains offering a temporary reprieve. Sunday would also make a run at the 90s were it not for an approaching storm system. This will send us back through some showers and storms on the way to cooler air for Monday and essentially a re-set of the temperatures away from the 90s for a while. There’s always that trade-off: Do you want the heat, or do you want the storms? With all the events going on this weekend (particularly Sunday graduation parties), most folks would still want the sunshine, so be ready for the heat.

Next week does indeed look easier from a heat perspective, but more complicated when it comes to sky conditions. We’ll be tracking a few different opportunities for those scattered showers and storms, until another front crosses mid-week.

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