First Warning Forecast | Our Warming Trend Ends Here

Cooler But Still Pleasant Weekend Ahead.
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 6:52 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 12:54 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Unlike Wednesday’s wall-to-wall sunshine, today will feature a passing wave of clouds overhead. There’s not much moisture to work with here, but a few isolated may briefly try to hold together. Either way, these clouds will pass around midday, getting us back into some sunshine in the afternoon. It is then that we experience the best hours of our day. Temperatures will sneak into the 70s under a southwest wind, and hold in the 60s after sunset. We’ll gradually slide back to about 50° by Friday morning, but even that’s better than where we’ve been. Friday will play out differently.

Another front approaches around lunchtime on Friday, but this one will have a true-type ‘cold’ nature to it. This wave of clouds is the leading edge of colder air, and while temperatures will initially rise to the 60s, they’ll drop right back through the 50s during the afternoon. A few showers will be in the mix as well-- more than today but still not very cumbersome. Be prepared to layer back up, as we may well be sinking through the 40s at the football games that night. The chill bottoms out in the upper 30s Saturday morning, so be ready on those youth soccer fields and 5k jogging paths as well.

Saturday afternoon will feature returning sunshine, but the die has been cast at that point. Highs Saturday will struggle through the 50s, and Sunday will stay in the 60s given continued sunshine. Sunday morning may be the biggest doozy of the period though, as clear skies allow temperatures to bottom out in the mid-30s. No wonder all the ‘harvest fests’ are being held this weekend. Not too much out there will be surviving onward. Some slow thawing will occur next week though, as we will even drift back up into the 70s by mid-week.