First Warning Forecast | Weekend Off To A Great Start

Getting Hot In The Days To Come
First Warning Forecast
Published: Aug. 31, 2023 at 6:38 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2023 at 8:59 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - With the swiftness of Idalia’s exit off the eastern seaboard, it didn’t take long for high pressure to fill in the void left behind and give us a showering of sunshine that we’ll get to keep around all day today. Temperatures will inch up about 5 degrees in the afternoon Sun, now putting us into the seasonably warm mid-80s. The low humidity will attempt to keep the comfort going, but if you’re going to be out there for an extended time today you’re going to get the burn. Once the Sun heads down below the horizon, the air quickly gets comfortable again, gliding back through the 70s during the evening games and concerts. Tomorrow morning will eventually find us back around 60-degrees, perfect for 5k start times and just getting out there with another smattering of valley fog.

Saturday afternoon’s sunshine now starts to push us closer to the ‘hot’ category. We’ll certainly feel hot enough on the pavement at the tailgate for the Marshall game. Highs in the upper 80s will have another few degrees added on top of it with the urban setting downtown. At least by evening we cool back down into a comfortable range. The sunshine is set to continue locally Sunday and Labor Day Monday, though a few isolated showers can pop in the eastern West Virginia ski slope mountains. The heat now has us near or above 90-degrees from there right into the next week. This will renew concerns about air conditioning and afternoon practices, as an early September heat wave extends through at least mid-week.