First Warning Forecast | Keeping A Good Thing Going

Some excellent days ahead in the run-up to Memorial Day Weekend.
First Warning Forecast
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 6:28 PM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 1:02 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - This afternoon we’ll see another hazy mix of clouds and sunshine (a bit of that still owing to the smoky leftovers of the Canadian wildfires we tracked in here last week). High temperatures around 80° will seem perfect for anyone outside for a short period of time, but for those getting actual work done, either at the ballfields or doing the landscaping you’ll need some extra hydration and sunscreen. Even the late games will feel just fine though, as temperatures stay in the 60s well past sunset.

Partly sunny skies start off your Tuesday, but with temperatures comfortably in the mid 50s or better. Low clouds are working westward, while high clouds are streaming eastward. Once we get to the afternoon, sunshine pushes forward even more, now getting us into the lower 80s. You’ll probably find yourself having to mow the lawn twice in a week in conditions like this (and oh yes, that grass pollen is pretty high these days). The first hints of rain this week start poking around on Thursday as a front drops in from the north, though it is also running out of steam as it gets here. Temperatures will nudge down a touch, but still quite comfortably in the 70s.

It’s not all that usual that we get a rain-free stretch that lasts longer than a week, so in some respects it’s not surprising that we are looking at the return of showers this coming weekend... But it’s Memorial Day weekend, so we’ll be examining these days closely for hope that we can indeed keep that streak going into June if we have to.