First Warning Forecast | Trying To Stay Dry By Day, Expecting Rain At Night

The Umbrellas Will Be Out This Time Tomorrow.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 8, 2023 at 6:34 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2023 at 9:02 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Most folks started off the day with sunshine, though the southern coalfield valleys still had to put up with the typical fog. A few isolated showers dotted the landscape, but again that wasn’t the common experience. Temperatures ascend through the 70s at midday, and we’ll be in the low to mid 80s this afternoon. During the prime heating hours of the afternoon, a few more showers will bubble-up, though still not all that widespread. Those heading out to any of the four county fairs we’ve got going on in the Tri-State shouldn’t have any problem taking in the festivities this afternoon/evening, but clouds will be overspreading. Area-wide rain is on the approach, and will come in overnight, focused more on Thursday’s morning drive. Time to add the umbrella to the back-to-school ramp-up going on presently in several of our Kentucky counties.

Periods of rain and garden-variety thunder will give all of us a ground-watering Thursday morning, tapering off in the afternoon. In attempts to thread the needle, we’ll be favoring dry skies for Thursday evening events, and a quiet Friday. Temperatures Thursday will hold mainly in the 70s during the rain, fluttering into the mid and upper 80s on Friday in the returning sunshine. Saturday and Sunday both will end up mainly rain-free as well, though Saturday afternoon has some concern for those ‘pop-up’ thunderstorms during that afternoon’s heat. Though tracking the potential for severe weather is something we’ll always be doing any time storms appear even on the distant horizon, there’s more of a concern for severe weather coming next Monday than Saturday, just looking at a much stronger storm system on the way. Each of these events are still fairly far off, so try to find time to enjoy the rain-free hours today before the rain-full ones come early tomorrow.