First Warning Forecast | Flood Watch Through Saturday Morning
Bands Of Steady Rains, Afternoon Thunder Risk.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Bands of steady rain will be working through the region all day long, occasionally becoming light and scattered and other times a downpour. The focus of the rain will be along and north of I-64, with some far southern counties (think Pike and Mingo) able to sneak in some fairly decent hours between showers. Temperatures will range from the 40s in the north to near 70° in the south. A key time to be on-guard will be the afternoon hours, as a reinvigoration of the frontal zone, allowing for squall lines of thunder to cut across in the same way that occurred just before sunrise. Later this evening, the zone for rain will lift briefly northward (offering a temporary night-time reprieve) before being subjected to one last line of storms coming through early Saturday morning. All-told, 1″- 3″ of rain will have fallen across some of the harder-hit zones. By Saturday afternoon, a surge of southerly winds will clear out the clouds and breeze in some sunshine and temperatures spiking into the 70s. In fact, Sunday also looks pretty good, but we’ll need both days to dry out from this one (and probably a few days more).
Showers will be sneaking back into the mix on Monday, but it looks to be more of a ‘garden variety’. Temperatures will still make it back into the 60s in the afternoon, trying to cement the spring seasonal reality into being. Tuesday currently looks to feature a mix of clouds and sunshine, with a brief pass of showers late in the day. Colder air fills in behind this event, forcing a few flakes into the ski slopes as this thing departs. Temperatures will range from the 30s Wednesday morning to the 50s in the afternoons, slightly cooler than average. Thursday will also end up seasonably cool, with a few scattered showers lining up to the afternoon.
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