Following some added cloud cover and brief passing rain on Saturday, sunshine and dry conditions return Sunday and dominate through much of the upcoming week. At this point, Tuesday is the only day with a rain chance, and even that is looking slim. Meanwhile, after jumping ahead to more of a mid-October feel, temperatures will warm back to more seasonable levels appropriate of late September/early October.
As a whole, the weekend forecast is not looking too bad as plenty of dry hours will be seen. However, there is the opportunity for some passing rain on Saturday as a cold front crosses. Behind this front, sunshine returns for Sunday, with dry conditions dominating for much of the week ahead. Temperatures also rise back to seasonably warm levels for the start of next week.
The fall equinox lands on Wednesday at 3:20 PM. While it would be nice to ease into the cooler weather, the region will instead be treated to an abrupt change of seasons as summery conditions turn quickly into a mid-October feel by Thursday. Temperatures will then stay below seasonable through the upcoming weekend. Wet weather accompanies the temperature swing, with Tuesday and Wednesday looking to be the most active days.
The last Saturday in summer certainly felt like it as temperatures soared well into the 80s and even made a run at 90 degrees in some spots. Sunday will see similarly hot conditions, then it is all downhill from there as a strong cold front pushes through during the middle of the week. Just in time for the start of fall, temperatures will actually skip ahead to a mid-October feel. The chill down will also be accompanied by increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms, especially on Wednesday.
Yes, the calendar says this is the last weekend in summer as the fall equinox lands on Wednesday at 3:20 PM. However, the weather will match up quite well as warm temperatures this weekend give way to much cooler conditions by the end of next week. The temperature swing will also be accompanied by increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms towards mid-week, with drier weather to finish.
Once the sun finally broke out Thursday afternoon, temperatures quickly rose to the 80s. This summery feel will continue through the weekend as afternoon highs stay fairly steady in the mid 80s. Mainly dry conditions prevail outside of daily isolated rain chances. By next week, however, a strong cold front will swing through, bringing renewed rounds of showers and thunderstorms plus cooler temperatures just in time for the start of fall.
Sunday saw a noticeable increase in afternoon temperatures amid a hazy, sunshine-filled sky. Daytime temperatures through the week ahead will be similar to Sunday’s, hovering in the mid to upper 80s. Meanwhile, the dry stretch extends a couple more days before shower and thunderstorms chances return to the picture by the middle of the week.
The past few days have certainly felt more like fall after some crisp mornings and comfortable afternoons. However, since it is still summer for another week and a half, the season’s final days will definitely feel as such as temperatures turn much warmer through the upcoming week. Dry weather persists at the start of the week before rain chances creep back in towards the end.
It is smooth sailing into the weekend weather-wise as sunshine dominates with no rain in the forecast. The comfortable afternoons of Thursday and Friday and crisp mornings of Friday and Saturday are a sign that fall is not too far away - 11 days to be exact. However, the final days of summer will still feel like it as temperatures turn quite a bit warmer for the week ahead. In fact, afternoon temperatures are set to flirt with the 90-degree mark on several days. So, do not put away the summer wardrobe just yet!
The fall dry season is about to set in and that means some good hay cutting conditions for farmers and great vacation weather locally. Tony has the whys on the nice pattern that will hold into next week and maybe beyond!
The dry season has begun with the next 3 months often featuring a lack of rain and yes snow by November. Of course last week started the dry season on a wet note. Tony says our best chance of rain in the next 10 days comes on Wednesday.
Following the morning clouds and fog, the September sun asserted itself again Labor Day afternoon. There will be plenty of sunshine to go around this week. Except for a few passing storms on Wednesday and perhaps an isolated shower on Thursday, dry weather largely dominates. Meanwhile, temperatures stay comfortable for this time of year, though do start to inch a bit hotter towards the start of next week.
Following Sunday’s rain, dry weather returns for a majority of the week ahead. The only exceptions are Wednesday and Sunday when merely scattered showers are possible. Otherwise, sunshine dominates, with temperatures staying at or even slightly below seasonable.
If every day of the holiday weekend could be like Saturday, surely there would be no complaints. Unfortunately, Sunday will be quite the opposite as clouds and showers overtake the region. However, Labor Day itself is looking just fine, and pretty decent weather continues through the end of the week. Temperatures stay comfortable enough, with several mornings feeling crisp like fall.
Labor Day weekend is here, and while the weather will not be picture-perfect all three days, two out of the three days still look to be winners. Sunday is when the region has to contend with passing showers as a cold front crosses. Otherwise, Saturday and Monday stay dry, with mainly rain-free conditions continuing for the shortened work week.
The heat is gone. The rain has vanished. The humidity is out of here. It all comes together for a gorgeous end to the work week and start of the Labor Day holiday weekend. However, there will be a brief interruption in the overall nice weather pattern on Sunday. As a cold front crosses, some showers are likely. The silver lining is that the rain will clear out by Labor Day itself, with generally nice weather continuing thereafter.
Scattered thunderstorms Sunday afternoon packed a punch in some locations with heavy rain and gusty winds. This is a precursor to what lies ahead as the region is in for more active weather through the middle of the week. By Thursday, things settle down and look to stay pretty calm through much of the Labor Day weekend. Plus, temperatures and humidity this upcoming weekend will be much lower than what the past several days have seen.
This hot stretch has been the longest of the summer by far, but the end is in sight. Hot, sunny, and mainly dry days will soon be replaced by damp and cooler ones, owing to the remnants of Hurricane Ida passing over the area. Of course, the tropical moisture means the humidity stays plenty high. However, the good news is that the mid-week timing of this storm means the start of the Labor Day weekend is shaping up with drier conditions, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity.
Wash, rinse, repeat...such has been the theme with the weather this past week as summertime heat and humidity dominated, with only scattered coverage of showers and storms. Not much changes over the next few days, but by the middle of next week, the region looks to be in for widespread and potentially heavy rainfall as the remnants of what is now Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico pass by. At this point, the timing of these remnants looks to be just right for clearing out in time for the start of the Labor Day weekend.
Here in late August into September one can expect hot spells in Appalachia. In fact 1 of out every 4 years, the hottest weather of summer waits for September. Tony highlights a heat wave for this next to last week of August.
Several days of 90-degree temperatures are on tap this week, with nothing more than scattered rain chances on just a few days. The humidity will not be unbearable but still noticeable and potentially uncomfortable, especially if spending any extended time outdoors. Make sure to stay safe in the heat!
No rain means no problem for temperatures getting back to their summery levels around the 90-degree mark. With limited opportunities for rain this entire week, expect temperatures to remain on the hot side as the ground dries out. Meanwhile, the humidity - while not unbearable - stays just high enough to add a few extra degrees to those “feels like” readings. Stay safe if spending any extended time outdoors.
As rain chances go down, temperatures go up...such is the case with the weather for this weekend and much of the week ahead. Aside from scattered showers in the mountains and a stray pop-up shower or two in the lower elevations, rain is limited in the coming days. As a result, afternoon temperatures get back to their summery levels seen much of this summer, that is, upper 80s to low 90s.
Welcome to the tropics. Showers and thunderstorms with tropical downpours are expected through the middle of the week as moisture from Tropical Storm Fred enters the region. Then, multiple passing disturbances keep the pattern active even into the upcoming weekend. Due to the high amount of water in the atmosphere, localized flooding is a daily risk as very heavy rain can come from any shower or thunderstorm.
An active weather pattern sets up this week, meaning there will be no shortage of showers and thunderstorms across the region. However, determining which locations get rain and when can be a challenge in this type of setup. In addition, not all the rain will be distributed evenly, so some locations can definitely get more than others. But, there should still be a decent helping for those drier areas, and on another positive note, temperatures stay at or even a bit below seasonable levels, meaning no 90s for the foreseeable future.
Friday saw a dramatic end to the hot stretch of this past week as showers and storms brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the area. A cold front moving through on Saturday eventually stalls out and linger near the region, keeping showers and storms in the picture throughout the weekend and much of the week ahead as well. Rain chances next week will also be aided by remnants of a tropical system - currently “Fred” in the Gulf of Mexico - passing nearby. The silver lining, however, is that heat will be kept at bay as high temperatures evade the 90s for the foreseeable future.
Thursday saw the hottest weather of the summer season so far as temperatures soared well into the 90s during the afternoon. But it was the increased humidity that added the uncomfortable feel, with heat indices (or “feels like” temperatures) in the triple digits. Friday sees one more hot and humid day before a cold front crosses on Saturday that brings more moderate temperatures for the weekend. This front will also be the focus for increased shower and thunderstorm chances, which last through the week ahead. As a result, temperatures next week stay closer to seasonable and will not be nearly as hot.
With drought conditions looming in parts of West Virginia and a dry patch being felt for many, the notion that this week's heat will be accompanied by some healthy rains is welcomed! Tony has the work week forecast.