First Warning Forecast | Today Is Looking Sweet

But A Few Thundershowers Could Close In On The West
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 6:05 PM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A few scattered showers are lifting northward through the region this morning, and seams of sunshine will follow on into the afternoon. A gathering southerly breeze will help propel temperatures through to the 70s by lunchtime, and then the 80s this afternoon. Ironically, the more sunshine that slips into the equation, the less stable the atmosphere becomes, resulting in the development of new showers and storms during the heat of the day. These will also primarily focus on our central and western counties, but we can’t rule anyone out. Still, there will be more rain-free hours today than ones with rain. After sunset the remaining showers will fade, but the humidity remains, so we’ll be doing it again tomorrow.

The storm system that is fostering all this humidity and convection will slowly creep eastward during the next few days. Until it crosses, we have to put up with this off-again-on-again scattering of showers and storms. Thursday will still have enough moments of sunshine to get us to around 80°, but any of the scattered storms that roam can channel a downpour that can mess up some afternoon plans. The larger storm system itself will finally come through on Friday, pushing the greatest risk for rain then. We’re hoping the morning hours will be more impacted than the afternoon considering all the events going on, but it’s too early to get that cute about it. Simply put, have a plan for rain on any outdoor plans through each of the next few days that requires a fixed time to occur. If you can be flexible on the time but need a half-hour or hour of dry weather to get something done, you should be able to have that opportunity-- just download our free weather app to help identify those spots.

We’ll be on the other side of this on Saturday, but some lingering humidity and cooler air can still bring another brief shower. Highs Saturday will be in the 70s, but as the sunshine returns to the forefront on Sunday, and in particular Memorial Day Monday we’ll see the heat come on back with it. Memorial Day may well be our best weather day ahead, but it will also feature highs getting back up toward 90°.

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