First Warning Forecast | Slowly Working In Some Sun

Temperatures Will Rise To Reflect The Progress.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 6:41 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2023 at 9:14 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - After not even hitting 70° for the second day in a row, we’ll be looking to get some improvement in here. The low clouds and fog that again draped the region this morning will initially resist but this time actually give up the ghost and gradually give way to sunshine in the afternoon. This will be seen better in the west than the east, and the temperatures will show that. Highs in our western valleys should be in the upper 70s, if not 80°, while the eastern mountain counties may well still end up in the 60s given the stodgy clouds and their elevation. Some of our best hours of the day will end up at the very end, and spectators to any evening games will have a comfortable time of it. Just as we take a step forward, we’ll end up going backward again tomorrow as rain risks return to the Tri-State. However, this isn’t all bad, as some of the folks that need the rain the most will get it.

It’s not that Wednesday will be a washout, just that for places that have built up a rainfall deficit of 1″- 2″ for the month any rain starts to be appreciated. We’ll be looking at a mix of clouds and sunshine and temperatures in the 70s, but with scattered showers approaching from the west. There will even be a few rumbles of thunder. Thursday is the better day for an ‘any-hour shower’, and everybody has their best shot at getting the rain. The storm system bringing this rain exits on Friday, fading showers for returning sunshine just in time for the upcoming weekend. High pressure builds back in, providing for sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. This makes for a great Homecoming weekend for Marshall students as well as several of our area high schools -- but remember it can still get hot in this last weekend of September. This time of year, crossing the 80°-mark may well count as ‘hot’. Saturday football fans that are going to be outdoors for the game? Be ready. If you’re not careful, that sunburn will be worse this time around.