First Warning Forecast | Sunny-Dry Skies Make For Pleasant Roads

Big temperature swings each day.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 6:47 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 9:17 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - It was another cold start across the Tri-State this morning, but the cloud-free sunshine is again going to work. We’ll be quickly moving through the 40s at lunch-time into the 50s this afternoon. Everyone should see a 2°- 4° rise on their afternoon highs from yesterday. While that finally puts us back into a ‘normal’ range for this time of year, we’ll only be able to enjoy it for a narrow window. The Sun sets before 6pm, and the temperature will quickly dive back through the 50s and 40s (and 30s) after dark. If you’re going to the Christmas Tree lighting in Huntington or the annual Ashland Christmas Parade, you had better be ready to layer back up for the returning chill. Tomorrow continues the sunshine and the trends, now helping us to push into the mid-50s to help ease the traditional travel peak.

High pressure remains entrenched across the country, stretching from the Central Plains through the Mid-Atlantic states and filling them with sunshine. This continues through Thanksgiving Day with most folks able to see a 60-degree day. Though many of us will be spend that afternoon sleeping off a hearty meal, those who are more adventurous can toss around the football or attempt that large family photo outside with a decidedly pleasant feel to the day. Would-be shoppers on Friday though will need the rain-gear as a weather system comes through.

There have been some changes to the weekend forecast; changes that will make some happier and some sadder depending on what they were wanting to do (or which day they want to do it). The fact that these changes are significant should also mean that there’s enough fluidity that it still should not be locked in just yet. What had earlier looked like Saturday’s rain is now delaying to Sunday. This can open up a more convenient experience for the college and high-school football games (on Saturday), but then become a bane to the all-important Sunday travel day. This is something we’ll continue to look over as new data comes in.