First Warning Forecast | Quick-Hitting Flakes, Long-Lasting Cold

Weekend preview is all about a dry winter chill
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 7:10 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 12:57 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Each of us may only go through a 1-3 hour period of time dealing with the passing flakes, and following that will come sunshine before the end of the day. With highs reaching the upper 30s, it will quite chilly for us but too mild for the snow to last. Clearing skies finish out the night, but that will send the temperatures into a tail-spin, dropping us through the 20s during the playoff football games. By the time the morning 5k races touch off Saturday morning, most of us will end up all the way down around 20-degrees, if not even the upper teens. This will be the coldest air of the season thus far, and we’ll be dealing with it all weekend long.

Sunshine will become a larger part of the story on Saturday and Sunday, but even with that we’re not going to see much movement with the temperatures. Highs both weekend days will struggle to get out of the 30s, and will be hovering dangerously close to the upper teens again each morning. At least the roads will stay dry for the holiday travelers Sunday and beyond. Early next week, the dry air will continue, but temperatures actually start inching up a touch. One never would have thought the 50s would constitute a ‘warm’ day, but after suffering in the 30s for so long now, the 50s we’ll see in the run-up to Thanksgiving Day might actually get folks outside again-- though shorts and t-shirts are probably asking a bit too much.