First Warning Forecast | Improving Skies

Seasonably Cool Temperatures Too, But Not A Clean Sweep.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 6:57 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2023 at 9:19 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The last of the overnight rain has long departed to the east, and a decent seam of sunshine has wrapped its way into place overhead. A strong storm system has moved on toward New England, though there’s a lingering swirl (called an occlusion) moving across the Great Lakes. As it moves, it will help send us some cool north/westerly breezes, keeping temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s this afternoon, which is no small feat considering the temperatures started in the upper 60s. We’ll still see a few pop-up showers in the afternoon and evening, as that same system scooting away to our north will send a tailing (weak) front at us that will slowly die out as it crosses southern Ohio. By nightfall, we’ll be seeing those clouds break up once more, and partly cloudy skies will cover the night. Temperatures will drop to the lower 60s, and fog is going to be quick to form in the pre-dawn hours. Many schools are having their “first days” tomorrow morning, so be careful for the all the walkers and bussers out there as the fog can be pretty dense.

Following the morning fog Tuesday, the skies will bend again toward sunshine, and afternoon temperatures will stay pleasantly around 80° once more. You should definitely take advantage of these ‘below average’ temperature days in mid-August, but you know the heat wont be held back for long. Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry most of the day, with temperatures more August-like in the mid-80s. By the end of the day Thursday, another system will be approaching, but this too will kind-of stumble along the Ohio Valley, granting us a scattering of showers overnight Thursday, departing early Friday. Friday afternoon will once-again see us back into sunshine, and from there through the weekend we expect some bold sunshine under a large high pressure system. Temperatures will inch back up during that time though, reaching an afternoon high of 90° by Sunday. The heat doesn’t shut off all that soon either, putting us in ‘heat-wave’ talk of continuing 90s early next week.