Thursday Afternoon Storms Approaching
Severe Weather Most Likely Off West
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -Thursday will dawn with a ground dampening shower with a broken cloud deck allowing for a red sky start in spots. Outdoor landscaping and chores should get in with minimal issues in the morning before afternoon clouds start billowing to the heavens.
The process of strong to severe thunderstorm development will unfold with showers forming in the early afternoon then turning into squalls with pockets of strong winds, heavy rain and brief hail showers. Lightning strikes and high winds may create spots of power outs though the process of defining where the strongest storms occur and hence where the power grid would be challenged will have to be done using radar imagery as the event unfolds.
Our western counties are at the greatest risk of some of these squalls forming right before dinnertime. As we move towards sundown our middle counties looks to see a few pockets of these squalls make it to their neighborhood with those out east not seeing rain till after dark.
Friday will also feature showers and thundershowers on occasion as we begin Vandalia in Charleston and Grayson Memory Days roll on. These storms tomorrow look less likely to become severe.
Saturday will begin a drying trend as morning showers move away and partial sunshine returns. Highs will make the 70s. Sunday warming sun propels readings into the 80s for the Festival of Flags in Oak Hill then by Memorial Day great pool weather after the Ironton Memorial Day parade as highs aim for 90 degrees.
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