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Gloomy Skies Keep The Afternoon Cool, But The Morning Is Much Warmer.
Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 7:06 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - It’s not a particularly heavy rain today, but it also has the result of keeping the temperatures on one-side-or-the-other of the 50-degree mark all day long, much cooler than yesterday’s pleasant afternoon. No doubt many of us will be re-evaluating this trade-off before the end of the day. Our sparse smattering of drizzle will continue faintly overnight, but a southerly breeze kicks in, actually rising us back through the 50s and setting us on a path to unseasonable warmth tomorrow.

Thursday’s skies will stay mostly cloudy, but there will be snippets of sunshine snuck in there as well. With the southerly breezes forcing the issue, temperatures have a great shot at hitting the mid-70s. Most of the rain will be pushed to the central and northern sections of the Ohio Valley, but our northern counties will need to be on-guard incase some of those showers still manage to drop into our region. By Thursday night, though, the next chapter of our drama will unfold, and this one is going to be a lot wetter.

The front that was pushed northward Thursday slowly drags back southward through our region Friday, focusing rain overhead. Friday will be a bit of a soaker for our area, and between it and Saturday many will end up with an extra 1″- 2″ of rainfall. Any more and we’ll have to be watching for flooding concerns -- in fact, that’s a good posture to have seeing that very kind of rain is really close-by. Another interesting element to the day will be the temperatures. This front will be rather narrow, where folks north of it will be stuck in temperatures as low as the 40s and those to its south as warm as the 70s. Simply put, one number won’t cover it. Another pulse of rain comes through on Saturday as the last part of this system finishes out. There will be a few rumbles of thunder in the mix to contend with as well, but they should stay on the ‘garden’ variety.

Sunday will see a noticeable improvement as that saga departs, and though it briefly will dip a little cool in the morning, we won’t be having the kinds of cold snaps we recently had to endure.