First Warning Forecast | Climbing Back Toward A Spring Feel

Still Fairly ‘Normal’ Today Though!
First Warning Forecast
Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 6:31 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 8:53 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A front had crossed the region in the early morning hours, allowing a wave of brisk northwest winds to creep in toward sunrise, which allowed us to sink to the mid-30s even after the commute. Clouds drop in along with this cooler air, but the rising sunshine fights against it. The end result is a bit of an arm-wrestling between clouds and sunshine, yet with an overall expectation that we stay dry. Highs reach the upper 40s this afternoon, pretty typical for February, then back to the similarly seasonable 30s overnight. Partly sunny skies on Tuesday this time come with southwesterly winds, aiming to make tomorrow the weather ‘pick of the week’-- as long as we can hold the rain off.

A storm system will be coming across the middle of the country tomorrow, attempting to tilt some showers toward us, At the same time, southerly winds will begin to stir, pushing temperatures into the low 60s in the afternoon. So long as we can hold the rain off (which should stay just to our north and west), we’ll end up with a pretty decent spring feel to the day. Wednesday will begin to bring those showers in, though in a thin ribbon of rain targeting a portion of the area (again mainly in the north). Thursday will be our wettest day, but also with temperatures spiking to the 60s once more as the main batch of rain crosses. Friday will calm back down into partly sunny skies, with temperatures holding in the 40s and 50s.

Saturday turns interesting again, as yet another storm begins to develop. This time the main core of this system is off the southeast coastline, which often draws in colder air to our region and wraps around snow-able conditions. Though it is still too early to lock in expectations with this event, it seems increasingly likely that whatever the outcome on the ground is, the ski resorts will get yet-another weekend of decent ski weather, right when/where they need it.