First Warning Forecast | Showers Try Their Best

No One Wants Rain On The Roads Or Festivals, But The Ground Needs It.
First Warning Forecast
Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 6:49 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Much like yesterday, arriving showers from the west have had a devil of a time progressing eastward once they get to the West Virginia border. Winds that are flowing down the Appalachian mountains toward the Ohio River act as a drying agent, forcing the rain to run out of gas as they attempt to work eastward. We’ve even had some decent thunderstorms in eastern Kentucky during the pre-dawn hours just fizzle into nothing barely into the Mountain State. Once this first batch fully depletes, we’ll have to wait for our next round of rain/thunder to develop. In the meantime, these clouds that are smeared around the Tri-State will gradually permit some seams of sunshine and get those temperatures back into the 70s. We can see a scattered shower or storm in virtually any part of the region this afternoon, but more-so in the west than the east (which is a good thing). There will be fewer showers lingering on in the overnight, but it’s still not guarantee-able that our fall festivals (Barboursville, Arnoldsburg) will be rain-free. Areas of fog will be out there tomorrow morning, and then what will be our last shot at rain for a while.

We’ll see early fog and clouds burn off for spreading sunshine in the afternoon Friday, but as far as rain risks is concerned it looks rather meager. We can have some spotty drizzle in the morning fog, then a few isolated storms in the afternoon, but the pickings are slim. By kickoff Friday night, we’ll be onward to sunset views and quiet nights. High pressure comes to dominate the weather again this weekend and right into next week. This means those sunburns will be in full regalia on Sunday if you again forget the sunscreen at the game Saturday. Morning temperatures will dip in the the upper 50s, yet incrementally rise through to the 80s each afternoon. Now that we’ll be in October next week, the mid-80s will actually count as ‘hot’, and we’ll be there in the middle of next week.