First Warning Forecast | Sunshine Set To Return

Idalia’s Rains Leave, Quiet Weather Right Through The Weekend.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 6:55 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2023 at 9:06 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Early clouds mulled about for a while, but are set to leave town for a sunny afternoon. They wandered in off the Great Lakes, courtesy of the wind-flow off the back side of the departing “Idalia”. Look for temperatures to stay about as good as they can for late August, staying in the 70s this afternoon. The Greenup County Fair, the Oak Leaf Festival, and the final Pullman Square concert of the season will have some of the best weather conditions of the entire summer, but anyone going out late tonight should be donning the long-sleeves. Unlike this morning’s stirring breeze that kept the fog at-bay, the air goes calm tonight, allowing some hollows to sink as far as the 40s. When considering the local river water temperatures are still near 70-degrees, That combo is an easy call for fog -- but fog that won’t last too long as we’re headlong into more sunshine Friday afternoon.

High pressure moves into the Ohio Valley and its got its bags backed for days. Initially, the low-humidity comfort will be well appreciated, even as temperatures find their way back to the mid-80s Friday afternoon. With continued sunshine comes continued warming though, and we’ll soon end up around the 90-degree mark (tailgaters plan on being hot Saturday afternoon). Sunday and Monday will inch into the low-90s, which may seem like a place we can handle because we’ve done it before, but because we’ve been spoiled with these 70s recently this heat will once-again take a while to get used to. One of the more comfortable August finishes in recent memory will turn into an early September heat wave.