First Warning Forecast | Still Riding A Good Wave

...But The Weekend Is Getting Complicated.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 6:45 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 8:53 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - So far this week, the pattern has held quite stubbornly: Hours of morning fog eventually lifting for wonderful afternoon sunshine and temperatures cresting around 80°. High pressure continues to exert strong influence overhead, allowing most of us to see yet another decent day today, however a few isolated showers can briefly pop in the eastern mountain counties during the mid-afternoon. Temperatures will end up on one side or the other of the 80°-degree mark, with those same eastern counties holding in the 70s. This evening, we’ll work our way back toward everyone being in a good spot weather-wise, with comfortable temperatures back into the 50s for Friday morning.

Friday itself will start off more on the sunnier side and finish with clouds. We’re not expecting any rain on Friday, and the temperatures will remain comfortably in the upper 70s and lower 80s. We’ll be tracking a coastal storm system coming onshore of the Carolinas late Friday that will track up the eastern side of the Appalachians on Saturday. This puts it at a close pass to our area, at-present projected to toss showers as far west as our I-77 corridor. While as-of-now areas west of there remains rain-free, it is something to monitor as that line can still shift farther west. It is these western counties that sorely need rain (though admittedly maybe not on a Saturday), yet still aren’t receiving it. These showers peel away to the north and east Sunday morning, and the region returns to mainly dry days next week. This will up the fire danger and hamper the fall foliage, mainly in the west, but still provide many good hours for outdoor activity for those blissfully unaware.