First Warning Forecast | A Smoky Summery Scene

Though At Least With Pleasant Temperatures.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 6:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 12:31 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Smoke from Canadian wildfires has again wafted into town (a couple weeks ago it was from western Canada, last week it was Nova Scotia, and now it’s from fires in Quebec). As a consequence, today’s air quality will be poor, so expect discomfort if you traditionally suffer from respiratory distress. It will be rain-free though, a love-hate scenario that we often experience in the summertime, when we love getting poolside but don’t like what the dry air does for the garden. A weak front approaches this afternoon, dropping through tonight. This will put some clouds in the sky, but rain risks will stay low until the overnight hours.

Showers will scatter through overnight, but the rain will get stronger toward dawn as some enhancement will take place along this front. Unfortunately for folks who want the rain, this front will be leaving our region to the south during this time, but those in the southern coalfield counties (particularly in Kentucky) should be able to nab a few decent showers to buy at least some time for the lawn and garden. The rest of us will have to get out the hose for a few more days, staying dry through to the weekend. Temperatures initially will be quite comfortable, with highs staying in the 70s Thursday and Friday, and morning lows even dipping to the upper 40s (fostering more of that river fog). By the weekend though, we’ll be creeping back to the 80s and looking to get poolside.