First Warning Forecast | Snow Squalls Fade To The Mountains
Cold Temperatures Stay With Us All Day And Night
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The total amount of snow may not have been much as far as a typical winter goes, but it was still unnerving to deal with getting to work and school. We’ll be tracking the flakes to the eastern mountains this afternoon, ending them in the lowlands. Clouds will hold on stubbornly for a while today, only breaking for good toward the end of the day. This will keep temperatures in the mid-30s, with a blustery wind chill staying in the 20s. As skies clear out tonight and the winds grow calm, watch out for one of our colder nights we’ve had recently. The lowlands will bottom out in the lower 20s, with some elevated valley hollows dipping into the teens. This will be a hard freeze, severely challenging the early blooming shrubs and trees, having been overly encouraged by such warm air we had for much of February.
A strong Nor’easter is the culprit for a lot of this, having fostered the wind-flow that comes at us from the Great Lakes. This all quiets down by our cold start tomorrow morning, and bold sunshine fills into the region as that Nor’easter departs. Despite all-day sunshine on Wednesday, temperatures will not respond all that quickly. We’ll manage the upper 40s at least in the afternoon. Thursday morning will be almost as cold as tomorrow morning, but we are expecting better prospects for the afternoon. Sunshine and a southerly breeze will combine to push us toward 60°. That one makes for our best afternoon this week, so make the most of it. Showers will be back in town for Saint Patrick’s Day Friday, and and then more seasonably chilly air follows it through the weekend. In fact, Monday officially starts the spring season, yet we may not make it out of the 40s.
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