First Warning Forecast | Finally Feeling Like Spring?

( Meaning May-Like Warmth, The Kind We Had Back In February )
Forecast on April 3, 2023
Published: Apr. 2, 2023 at 6:32 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 3, 2023 at 1:01 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Hazy clouds and sunshine today herald a quieter time after this past weekend’s storminess. We have been tracking a few isolated showers, but most hours of the day will end up dry (and indeed a lot of us will be dry for the whole day). Temperatures started off in the seasonably chilly 30s and 40s but will finish in the upper 60s and lower 70s owing to the times of sunshine and some warming southerly breezes (that won’t be all that gusty). This is typical April weather, but typical in late April. So long as you avoid the stray shower, and most of us will, you’re going to love how it feels this afternoon. Even post-sunset temperatures will hang in the comfortable 60s for a few hours.

Tuesday will also feature a weak pulse of stray showers cutting across, only bringing some a brief bout of rainfall. We’ll all eventually end up in more sunshine and temperatures boosted further by the continuing southerly flow. Tack on another 5-10 degrees on-top of today’s highs, and Tuesday will end up around 80° in the afternoon. We haven’t seen that kind of warmth since the first day of March (ironically, still weeks before ‘winter’ technically ended). Wednesday will also get into the low 80s, sparking massive pollen counts and quickly growing grass. If you can pull it off, Wednesday would be a great day to get the lawn situated, because the warmth of the afternoon will give-way to showers and storms before the end of the day. There’s even a risk for strong or severe weather late Wednesday, something that we should just get used to when these fronts come through after a day in the 80s. Clouds and lingering showers hold temperatures largely in the 50s on Thursday, and even Friday too as the sunshine gradually claws its way back. The upcoming Easter weekend still holds promise though, as sunshine helps warm things up after the sunrise services, putting us back in the 60s in time for family pictures in the afternoon.