The stubborn chill from the past few days finally departs this week as springlike temperatures return. Along with these warmer temperatures comes increased cloud cover and, eventually, the opportunity for showers by late-week.
Sunday will be the third and final day of below-seasonable temperatures as a sharp warming trend commences for the start of the upcoming work week. The dry stretch eventually comes to an end by late-week as rain chances creep back in, although precipitation should be relatively light.
No weather concerns are expected this weekend as tranquil conditions persist, giving the Tri-State its first dry weekend in quite some time. Temperatures stay on the chilly side both Saturday and Sunday before warming substantially by the middle of the upcoming week. Rain chances return towards the end of the week, though coverage and intensity looks to be more of the “scattered” and “light” variety.
Water levels continue to recede across the region as sunny and dry days persist. This will be the trend through the weekend and beginning of next week. However, temperatures fall to below-seasonable norms through the weekend before recovering to springlike levels towards the middle of next week.
Sunny and dry weather will continue over the next several days, which is certainly good news for areas working to clean up after the recent flooding. The last river in flood is the Ohio River, which is also continuing to fall. Meanwhile, temperatures will be chilly through the weekend before warming back up to springlike levels by the middle of next week.
Rain continues to fall across the region Sunday evening and will last through Monday morning. Many creeks and streams have been overflowing due to the heavy precipitation. Eventually, all the water from the creeks and streams will flow into larger rivers such as the Ohio River over the next couple days, raising flood concerns there. The good news is that the remainder of the week ahead looks to be free of any additional precipitation.
High water has already been seen across parts of southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia on Saturday due to heavier rain that fell in these areas Friday night into Saturday morning. Fortunately, most locations across the region did enjoy a fairly dry day on Saturday with some sun even peeking through the clouds farther north. However, more rain is on the way beginning Saturday night, and periods of rain will last through Monday morning. The rain is expected to fall heavy at times, and embedded thunderstorms with downpours are also likely Sunday afternoon and evening. This means the flood risk stays elevated during this time period.
While fairly manageable, the first couple waves of rain Friday afternoon and overnight were just the beginning of more to come throughout the weekend. Periods of heavy rain are expected Saturday night through Sunday night and will lead to a heightened risk for flooding as creeks, streams, and eventually rivers see water levels rise. While the start of the work week will be drier, a couple more rounds of rain are possible by the middle and end of the period.
Behind a cold front that moved through Wednesday evening, temperatures on Thursday will be much cooler but more in line with what should be seen this time of year. The day will also be the last dry one over the next several as waves of rain are expected beginning Friday afternoon and lasting throughout the weekend. Periods of heavy rain are possible, and localized flooding is a threat that needs to be closely monitored.
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It was a struggle, but Huntington Tri-State Airport finally rose above the freezing mark Sunday afternoon, ending an eleven day stretch in which the temperature stayed at or below 32 degrees (Wednesday, February 10 to Saturday, February 20). All afternoons for the week ahead will see temperatures rise well above freezing, with a few nights even staying above that mark as well. While the week will not be free of precipitation, chances come mainly in the form of rain as opposed to snow or ice.
Compared to the past week, the weather this week will not be as active, nor as cold. While there are opportunities for precipitation, no major storms are on the horizon. Afternoon temperatures will also rise well above freezing and, in some locations, could near the 60-degree mark on Wednesday.
The past ten days will certainly be memorable weather-wise after three big winter storms impacted the region with snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Huntington Tri-State Airport has now gone 10 days in a row with a temperature at or below the freezing mark. This stretch will extend one more day before temperatures moderate for the week ahead. While there are some chances for precipitation, no major winter storms look to be on the horizon just yet.
A third winter storm in the past week eyes the region beginning Wednesday night. This will last through Friday morning before a welcomed break and eventual thaw for the weekend. While another shot at precipitation is looking likely for Monday, this should be a weaker system with lesser impacts.
Icy conditions have plagued much of the Tri-State Monday evening, with numerous trees coming down as a result. While quieter conditions weather-wise are expected overnight, a round of flurries and scattered snow showers is expected on Tuesday. Then, another storm looms for Thursday into Friday, bringing a new round of snow, ice, and rain. Finally, calmer conditions should set up for the weekend.
A busy week is in store as two winter storms are set to impact the Tri-State, the first beginning early Monday morning. All wintry precipitation types are likely. The second storm will also be a complicated one and will bring impacts during the Thursday-Friday time frame. The upcoming weekend should finally provide generally quieter weather, outside of some light precipitation possible on Sunday.
After a dreary day on Saturday, Sunday will see similarly dismal conditions. However, this is the calm before the storm - literally - as another winter storm takes shape from Monday into early Tuesday. This will be followed by yet another system during the Thursday and early Friday time frame that looks to bring another wide variety of precipitation types. So, there is certainly no shortage of excitement in the weather department this week!
There is no end in sight yet to the cold and icy conditions the Tri-State has experienced over the past few days. However, this weekend will be relatively “tame” compared to what is on tap for the upcoming week when two more storm systems bring a mixed bag of precipitation.