First Warning Forecast | A Few Waves Of Rain

Today Is More “Garden-Variety” Showers. Tomorrow Is More Concerning.
Forecast on May 15, 2023
Published: May. 14, 2023 at 6:31 PM EDT|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 1:01 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The clouds are back, and with them some scattered showers coming through. Most of the time, these will be more ‘mundane’ showers, able to water the flowers but not too much of a downpour. Temperatures will hold in the 50s and 60s during the rain, then move back into the 70s this afternoon as the showers shift out of here to the south and east. We’ll end up with a salvageable finish to the day, and I see us getting all the playoff baseball games in (softball may be a little more difficult given the all-dirt infield). Temperatures will drop back to the still-comfy 50s overnight under quiet skies, but the humidity is loading back up for the next round(s) of rain that will be coming in tomorrow.

Tuesday brings more humidity and a greater risk of the downpours. We’ll see if we can’t make it through the first batch of rain during the morning hours, but it will saturate the ground and lower the threshold for flooding when the next rain arrives. These showers come later in the afternoon, with thunder in the mix. We’ll be watching for the potential of localized street flooding during this time, as some will be looking at 1″- 1.5″ of rain in just a couple hours’ time. These showers fade out tomorrow evening, and we’ll watch the low clouds and fog roll in behind for Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon sees those clouds to the exits, and the ensuing sunshine will manage to get us back to the comfortable 70s. The mid-week stretch is again the best this week, with dry skies hanging on from Wednesday afternoon through Friday (at least), and temperatures gradually working back to a warm-but-still-not-hot 80°. Yes, our next back of rain comes in Saturday and lingers in to Sunday, but this past weekend should serve as an example that even on rainy days you can still come up with some pretty good hours.