First Warning Forecast | A Brief Cold Blast

A Spring Feel Is Right Around The Corner
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 6:47 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2023 at 9:41 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The cold air has blasted into the US, focusing its frigidity on the New England states. We have been grazed by the “Polar Vortex” which, under clear skies tonight, will help air temperatures drop to the teens -- layer up! The crisp night air should make for great viewing of Comet C/2022 E3, otherwise known as the “Green Comet”. Just look a touch to the south of the North Star (a telescope is best) and that fuzzy green will be visible for the first time since the Stone Age. Saturday morning’s errands will force another cold walk across the parking lot, but get ready for a nice rebound by afternoon.

Highs Saturday will climb all the way back to the 40s, given a quick turn-around of the winds now out of the south. Sunday continues the trend, now pushing into the low 50s under dry skies. Next week we’ll even aim for the 60-degree mark as our rain-free stretch will last into mid-week. The next time we’ll deal with precipitation will be on Wednesday when some showers (and only showers) come with a spring feel to the air.