First Warning Forecast | Sunny Skies, Cool Temperatures
Next Rain Comes In Friday.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Bold sunshine has its work cut out for it today. Clear calm skies of the overnight had left us down around the frosty Freezing Mark, but we’ll be clawing our way through the 50s in the afternoon. The sunshine will go a long way today, as the southern valleys will cross into the 60s, but for most of us we’ll have to stare at the dashboard thermometers (that benefit from the extra heating of sun-rays bouncing off the pavement) to get readings that warm. Yes, we’ll consider the day slightly cool, but certainly will take it given what it could have been. Clouds will increase toward the end of the day, as a front sags in our direction from the north. Most folks will still end up dry, though an isolated shower can briefly appear near our US-50 corridor. This front will disperse to the east before-dawn tomorrow, leaving us back in the 30s again to start Thursday morning.
Thursday itself will feature plenty of sunshine (again), with temperatures near 60° in the afternoon. That makes for some pleasant “Opening Day” weather out at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Friday and Saturday will not play out as well though. Showers arrive Friday (hopefully holding off until after we get to work and school), and will scatter through the day, with a few rumbles of thunder late. Temperatures will inch into the 60s as a southerly wind kicks up. Even the overnight temperatures will stay up given the warm air continuing to flow northward into the area. Saturday adds gusty wind potential to the list of concerns. A seam of sunshine will follow departing showers Saturday morning, and as we saw last weekend that sunshine can mix gusty winds aloft down to the surface. While last Saturday’s clear-sky winds gusted to the 50-60mph range, this time is currently set to about 40-45mph range. Still good enough to cause power hits and rattle around the lawn furniture. More showers will come through later that day with rapidly dropping temperatures. We’ll be up around the 60s briefly in the afternoon, dumping to the 30s by Sunday morning. Palm Sunday church services will begin on the cold side, but afternoon picture sessions will do just fine in another day near 60° in the sunshine.
Temperatures begin a more ‘spring-like’ rise next week, returning us to the 70s by midweek.
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