First Warning Forecast | Another “Alert” Day

Threats For Severe Weather And Flooding Both Today.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 13, 2023 at 6:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2023 at 9:01 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - This morning has already started off rather active, with a bulls-eye of about 2″ of rain sparking a quick Flash Flood Warning in sections of Southern Ohio near the Wayne National Forest. This early plume of moisture has gone to great lengths to saturate the ground in Southern Ohio, leading to increased vulnerability toward spot flooding when the next rains arrive from around midday onward. Meanwhile, areas to the south that were largely missed by these rains have been allowed to warm up with partial sunshine, building more untapped/available storm energy in the air for those same storms. Putting the two together, we’ll be on alert this afternoon for both threats of flash flooding and traditional severe weather (gusty winds, small hail, etc.) The front fostering all this unsettled weather itself wont cross our region until after dark, so don’t let your guard down through about 11pm or so. Any leftover showers early Tuesday should be relatively minor, as we’ll be on to a different weather pattern by then. Temperatures will stay in the 70s and 80s today, only cooling to the 60s overnight.

Winds will change to around the west and northwest on Tuesday, as cooler air fills in behind our departing storm system. Sunshine will break back in during the day, though new clouds will pop back in during the afternoon. Any showers that form there should be on the lighter side, quieting down further for Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning itself looks to be one headed for locally dense fog, so keep that in mind for those trips back to school for the new school-year. Generally easy-going weather will take over from there to the weekend, with only minor opportunities at brief/passing showers. Temperatures will gradually increase in the returning sunshine, putting the weekend back into the mid and upper 80s. Not too many public pools will be open by then, with all those lifeguards heading back to school themselves.