First Warning Forecast | Sunny Afternoons Galore!

After The Morning Fog, Of Course.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 10:38 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2023 at 8:56 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Visibilities were down to less than a football field in parts of the region this morning, and took all the way through the morning drive to lift (as will become more-frequently the case with these later sunrises), but that Sun will shine boldly through the rest of the day today. Temperatures are quickly moving through the 70s and will spend the entire afternoon in the 80s after starting off in the comfy lower 60s. This will feel more like an August afternoon compared to yesterday, so get that vitamin D! Meanwhile, we’ll be tracking the eventual arrival of a quick-passing front tonight, briefly strafing the region with some showers, even a harmless rumble. Folks in southern Ohio may end up encountering those showers during the football game or at the late stages of the county fair, but most of us will already be in bed when they come through overnight.

Before too long Friday morning, those same showers will be out of here, and taking the clouds with them. Afternoon sunshine will come with a northerly breeze that helps hold temperatures in the 70s for the most part -- wondrously comfortable for any outdoor activities. You might even want to consider the long-sleeves when heading out Friday night, as temperatures will quickly work all the way to the 50s by Saturday morning. Don’t be surprised to sneak a few 40s in the mountain valleys-- that’ll get the fire going! From there through Sunday and right into next week expect bold sunshine and temperatures beginning a summery warm-up. We’ll be back in heat-wave territory by Sunday, and highs ascend to the lower 90s (at a minimum) by Tuesday.