First Warning Forecast | Chances of Saturday showers

How far west does the rain get?
First Warning Forecast (9-22-23)
Published: Jun. 26, 2023 at 5:39 AM EDT|Updated: 7 hours ago
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – One last day of some calmer weather before things become a bit iffy as we head into the weekend. Friday is looking very pleasant once again with upper 70s and lower 80s expected, partly cloudy to partly sunny skies, and calm winds. Therefore, Friday night football games are looking good, on top of the Apple Festival in Jackson and the Sternwheel Festival in Pomeroy.

Down the line, though, things are going to be looking a bit different. An area of low pressure riding up the Atlantic coast will drive in some moisture to the mountains, allowing for widespread rain shower activity to reach for sure those eastern mountains. The question is, how far west the rain will get. Right now, the data suggests winds sloping down the mountains will begin to dry the air out as it heads into the Kanawha valley. Therefore, showers occurring mainly east of I-77 will continue to be the main thinking of the forecast, with just a slight chance of a sprinkle in areas east of US-23.

That said, Marshall’s game against Virginia Tech, as well as Jackson’s Apple Parade, and the Sternwheel Fest in Pomeroy are all looking mostly dry. WVU’s game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, however, should have some rain shower activity associated with it. Things will begin to clear out on Sunday.

Another system will look to move in Monday evening, with the region seeing some cloud coverage throughout the day. Rain chances will develop into the area for Tuesday, and will last throughout the remainder of the week through Thursday. However, things will be looking fairly uncertain beyond Monday, so it’ll be a good idea to keep an eye to the overall forecast as we head into next week. Right now, things temperature-wise are looking fair, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.