First Warning Forecast | Showers For The Flowers

Disruptive Rain Returns, But There’s Hope For Mother’s Day.
First Warning Forecast
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 6:53 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2023 at 1:07 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A few showers are already developing in this humidity, but there will be more where that comes from this afternoon. Stuffy sunshine at times will help push us to the lower 80s this afternoon, providing some extra juice for the expected development of thunderstorms. A disturbance in the mid-levels of the atmosphere will traverse the region from west to east, and as it does so it will kick up the threat of the storms. These will be more of the ‘garden variety’ rumblers, where downpours and lightning are the main threat, as opposed to hail, gusty winds, or tornadoes. This will complicate the afternoon ballgames, and we’ll see some of these rumblers still roaming around after dark.

Saturday will be a muggy and murky day, with scattered showers and thunderstorms off and on. Between this afternoon and Sunday morning, most folks will end up with around a half-inch of rain as a baseline. Those who get stuck in a thunderstorm will see upwards of 1-2″ of rain. The intensity will be enough a time or two to make street flooding a vulnerability in poorly draining areas. Temperatures on Saturday will stay mainly in the 70s, but highly dependent on the location of the showers overhead during the afternoon. Mother’s Day itself doesn’t look as bad as of now, with fewer showers and more breaks-- but still not perfect (we’ve done what we can). Highs on Sunday will still end up around 80°. Leftover showers with this slow-moving system will still be in our midst Monday, but they will be leaving. Tuesday returns us to drier skies, but also cooler temperatures. Fortunately this time of year, ‘cooler’ is still quite comfortable, with afternoon highs still ending up around 70-degrees.