First Warning Forecast | Let The Good Times Roll

We’ve Been Drying Out Nicely. Eventually We’re Going To Need Rain Again. Not Yet.
First Warning Forecast
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 6:56 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 12:53 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - We’ll be cruising through the 70s at lunch time on our way to the lower 80s this afternoon. There will still be a lingering smoky haze to contend with, but you should notice more blue in the sky in the afternoon. It’ll be a great day for those playoff ballgames and the return of the Dirty Birds for another homestand. We’ll still end up in the 70s past sunset, still in the 60s even to midnight, great for for the evening stroll. We’ll edge a touch cooler in the clear/calm skies tomorrow morning, with another smattering of the 40s and 50s.

Wednesday sees us in another day of sunshine, with high temperatures once again making it to the lower 80s. A weak front will drop down from the north late in the evening, bringing a threat of a brief shower but other than that just passing clouds and a wind shift. That new wind direction will be out of the north, sending temperatures down about 5-10° from their previous perch. This time of year though, a cooldown is still quite nice. The 70s will be just as well for most of us, perhaps even a little better. You may notice more clouds in the mix on Thursday, but you can’t argue with the comfort. We’ll end up staying dry Friday as well, with temperatures holding in the 70s. By then, it will be about a week since we last got some appreciable rain in the area, and the lawn is going to start wanting some. The rest of us are kind-of hoping the land does not get its wish, preferring a dry Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday, we were telling you that showers were on the prowl, potentially all three of the extended weekend days. While it’s still too far out to lock it in, the situation has improved somewhat on the direness of the weekend picture. Nevertheless, I’d still plan on having an answer for rain if you’re having an outdoor gathering that lasts longer than an hour or two. There’s still plenty of time to see things modify (to either direction).