First Warning Forecast | A Much-Improved Day

Hard To Get Much Worse!
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 7, 2023 at 7:10 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2023 at 9:04 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - After a full afternoon of tracking severe weather and flash flooding, it’s great to see the Sun shining through the departing clouds and acknowledge that today it is indeed your friend again. We’re still moving through the 70s at lunchtime, practically where we started yesterday’s foreboding mugginess... A clear sign of the improved comfort. Unfortunately so many folks in our area have to spend the technically-cooler-but-no-less-pleasant afternoon temperatures in the low 80s doing a lot of cleanup from yesterday’s storms. Though most areas will end up rain-free today, we can’t rule out a few pop-up/brief showers during the afternoon. We’re aiming for a good night at the campgrounds and fairgrounds, though another stray shower can stop by in the overnight hours. Wednesday starts off in the 60s again, and the outlook is good for more sunshine.

Wednesday itself will bend toward clouds by the end of the day, and though again we may be visited by a brief/annoying isolated showers in the afternoon most folks will end up rain-free. Thursday is currently pegged as the ‘wet’ one, so be sure the kids have the new umbrella to go with those back to school outfits (looking at you, Kentucky). This figures to be more of an area-wide ‘rain’, rather than a severe weather threat. Naturally, the preponderance of clouds and showers will keep temperatures down, holding mainly in the 70s then. Friday puts us back into sunshine, and we’ll finish the work-week out on a high note (though not too hot, mid-80s). Saturday is currently looking a little murky, with some showers and storms again on the prowl, but only for part of the day, and it’s still a good way off before. We’ve got plenty of time to track its potential development or dissipation.