The nice weather the region has been treated to these past few days will be briefly interrupted by a round of showers moving in Saturday night. Rain continues into Sunday morning before the steadier precipitation exits, leaving behind just isolated showers for Sunday afternoon and night. Then, despite a stray shower or two on Monday, dry weather takes hold for the rest of the week ahead. Temperatures turn quite warm for the final few days of summer and aim towards the mid 80s during the afternoons.
Gorgeous weather that was seen at the end of the work week carries over into the start of the weekend. After a chilly start, temperatures rebound towards seasonable levels on Saturday afternoon with lots of sunshine. Then, a quick-moving system brings rain to the forecast Saturday night into Sunday morning, with scattered showers sticking around Sunday and Monday afternoons. After that, several dry and warm days are in store for the summer season finale.
Showers and storms favored southern and eastern parts of the region on Saturday and produced locally heavy rainfall. Another round of storms develops on Sunday and will once again favor West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. Slow-moving downpours may lead to high water in spots. By Monday, rain chances are rather limited before another system brings widespread showers and a few storms on Tuesday. However, behind this system will be a nice early taste of fall to finish out the work week.
An unsettled pattern is in place this weekend as a front has stalled out to the east, sending copious amounts of moisture into the region. This leads to the opportunity for scattered showers and storms both days, though plenty of dry time will also be had. The main problem with these storms is how slow-moving they will be, resulting in high water. Unsettled weather continues through the middle of the upcoming week before an early taste of fall settles in.
Most hours of the day will end up rain-free, though there's still plenty of humidity around to scare up a few showers and storms, mainly this afternoon and mainly toward the mountains. This weekend will see the hit/miss pattern of showers continue, though still with plenty of rain-free (and heat-free) hours to be had.
Fortunately, the Labor Day Weekend stayed dry, but the trade-off was the lingering summertime heat. Temperatures peak in the mid 90s on Tuesday then begin dropping into the upcoming weekend as a pattern change brings more seasonable weather back into the picture. This does come with a return of rain chances, although they looked to be scattered at best.
“Persistence” has definitely been the theme of the weather these past few days: clear and comfortable mornings with patchy fog are followed by mostly sunny but hot afternoons. This pattern continues through Wednesday, then a change is in store on Thursday and Friday as moisture increases ahead of an approaching cold front. Once that front passes on Friday, conditions look to improve for the weekend with more seasonable temperatures, although a second cold front may scare up an isolated shower or two.
Temperatures for many locations spiked to the 90-degree mark Saturday afternoon with only scattered cloud cover to temporarily block the still-scorching September sun. Much of the same is expected through Wednesday as a heat ridge remains parked over the region. By Thursday, the ridge breaks down allowing rain chances and more seasonable temperatures to return. Following a cold front on Friday, rain should clear the area in time for the upcoming weekend.
Despite a taste of fall just a couple days ago, the summery feel returns for the holiday weekend as temperatures heat up. At least this comes with dry weather and tolerable humidity levels. The heat peaks for the middle of next week before showers and storms creep back in by the end of the week, knocking temperatures down.
After the locally dense morning fog, it's off to better pastures as a mix of sunshine and clouds and a northerly breeze help keep us in the 70s for much of the afternoon. It's the start of a rather long stretch of pleasant weather that will eventually have us heating up this weekend.
We'll be tracking more pockets of steady rains coming through the Tri-State today. While most areas can handle these without much more than a temporary disruption, were these same downpours to fall in areas hit hard yesterday we'll have yet more flooding on our hands. There is a Flash Flood Watch for those same hard-hit counties in West Virginia from this afternoon into tonight.
Flash Flood Warnings continue in communities up I-79 and just south of Charleston in West Virginia through about midday. Be very mindful, do NOT drive across any flooded roadways, even as the rain subsides. Meanwhile, much of the rest of the region, particularly across the Ohio River in Ohio, are experiencing much calmer weather and sunshine. This split picture will be our lot tomorrow as well.
Scattered showers and a couple storms lingered on Saturday in a still-humid atmosphere with a front stalled across the region. As this front pushes far enough south on Sunday, drier and less-humid conditions are expected. Moisture creeps back in on Monday and Tuesday but favors only southern and eastern parts of the region. Afterwards, drier and much more refreshing air is on tap to round out the upcoming week.
The intense heat was never realized on Friday as numerous rounds of storms formed in a very humid and unstable environment, also aided by a stalled-out front draped across the region. This front continues to remain stalled on Saturday and provides the focus for more scattered showers and storms.
The early storms fade to our south, but new storms are set to develop in the steamy heat that builds in between. Everyone will have to go through thunderstorms before we can work this heat back down to something more seasonable, even if it takes through tomorrow to do it.
The morning showers and storms progress southward and fade. Clouds initially hold temperatures more reasonably in the 70s and 80s, but any afternoon sunshine that breaks in will spike us to the 90s in oppressively hot fashion with all this humidity. We'll still be tracking future storm development, each new episode of those capable of causing spot flooding in the downpours they bring.
The comfortable morning air soon returns to the mid-summer heat as sunshine rules the skies. We'll be tracking approaching storms to our north later today, as they will dictate whether it's even hotter air or the storms themselves that provide the bigger concern Thursday and Friday.
The pleasant weather of Saturday carries on over into Sunday. Yes, temperatures will be hotter Sunday afternoon, but the humidity stays low. This changes on Monday when humidity increases and daytime temperatures get even hotter. It is part of an extended hot stretch that lasts through the entire work and school week. Showers and storms may get close by on Wednesday and Thursday, but most areas look to stay dry until the upcoming weekend when the heat ridge finally breaks down.
Saturday’s crisp start to the day is a reminder that fall is not too far away. But, before the cooler temperatures are here for good, another heat wave is in store for the week ahead. Now, the weekend weather is looking quite nice with sunshine, seasonably warm temperatures, and low humidity. However, the heat and humidity build starting on Monday and last through the entire work week. How hot temperatures get depends on cloud cover and if storms can get close by towards the end of the week, but as of now, it is looking like the hottest stretch of the summer thus far.
The dense morning fog lifts for rest-of-the-day sunshine, with temperatures heading for the 80s this afternoon. Despite a few passing showers overnight tonight, all the afternoons right into next week will feature sunshine.
Early clouds and showers have departed, and sunshine will carry the middle of the day. Look for temperatures to stay around the seasonably cool 80°-mark this afternoon, as some comfortable breezes help dry out the air. It won't be a clean sweep though, as we'll still end up tracking a few showers popping up later on.
It's another "Alert Day" for severe weather potential. Flash flooding is a threat, mainly on the central and northern end of our arriving bands of rain, but also a severe thunderstorm threat, mainly on the central and southern end. Bands of rain and thunder will be coming across several different times today, through the evening hours.
Thunderstorms failed to develop Saturday afternoon as thicker cloud cover moved across at midday and stabilized the atmosphere a bit. However, as a cold front drops in from the north, there is still the opportunity for scattered storms near around sunset and into Saturday night. Sunday is looking decent overall with just a couple showers popping over southern parts of the region. Then, attention turns to Monday for a more significant storm risk in which severe weather is possible. Afterwards, quieter weather takes hold for the rest of the week with some pretty comfortable temperatures amid the lower humidity.
Two vigorous systems bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms over the next few days, particularly, Saturday afternoon and evening, then again on Monday. The opportunity for some storms becoming strong to severe will be monitored, especially on Monday. Afterwards, quieter and much more comfortable weather follows for a good deal of next week as humidity drops.
Morning fog burns off, and sunshine returns for the afternoon. Temperatures will get hot, back into the upper 80s. Today will finish rain-free for the evening events, but Saturday has some question-marks.
Today will be a Severe Weather "Alert Day", as new lines of showers and storms will come across the Tri-State from midday onward. Gusty winds are the main threat, but we can't rule out any other type of severe weather, including even a tornado.
After a dry start to the weekend, an approaching system brings showers and storms back to the forecast starting Sunday. Because these storms will feed off a warm and humid environment, some could be on the strong if not severe side, particularly on Monday. Damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall would be the main threats. Lighter showers linger into Tuesday before a brief break on Wednesday. Then, more widespread showers and storms are possible with another system crossing on Thursday before rain chances generally go down heading into the upcoming weekend.
Afternoon temperatures returned to the 90s for many locations on Friday and will stay hot through the weekend. While Saturday remains dry, an approaching system brings scattered showers and storms back to the forecast on Sunday. These last into Monday before more widespread rain is on the table towards the end of the upcoming week.