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Our Gorgeous Afternoons Continue Into The Weekend.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - We were quicker to sunshine on the day today, having cleared out in most locations prior to midday. Temperatures have responded nicely, quickly leaving those early 40s and 50s behind and cruising toward the 70s as we hit lunchtime. Nearly cloud-free sunshine will cover the afternoon, allowing high temperatures to reach the upper 70s, a mere 2-degree bump upward from yesterday, still well within a very pleasant range. We’ll all be treated to a fantastic sunset view at the football games and festivals, but be prepared to layer up tonight when those temperatures dump quickly back through the 60s and 50s. Saturday morning will start fairly tranquilly as well as we try to extend this stretch of good weather as far as we can this weekend.
Initially, Hurricane Lee helps us out, as it’s massive swirl hogs a lot of the available moisture and keeps us in the sunshine Friday. The northeastern flow around the hurricane as it brushes past the New England coast helps limit high temperatures locally to about 80-degrees and will hold off approaching showers from the west until the evening. As Lee pulls away into Canada, we’ll see showers stretching into our region from the south and west toward evening but not in time to spoil the Saturday festival-time for most of us. It’s Sunday that’s going to be the wetter day, dealing with occasional bouts of rain (and some rumbles) straight through the day. This can actually be considered a good thing for us though, as the trees have been sorely needing more moisture for those leaves to sustain themselves into the fall color season.
We’ll kick out the last bits of scattered showers on Monday, then embark on a slow warming trend that will get us back into the 80s by mid-week next week (the last week of summer!)
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