The summer heat has taken a welcome break this first full week of the new season with afternoon highs only near 80. But all good things must come to an end. Tony headlines the nest rise in temperature expected.
Showers and thunderstorms lit up the radar both days over the weekend, but fortunately there was still some dry time to enjoy outdoor activities. Rain lingers through early Monday, but by Monday afternoon, sunshine returns along with cooler temperatures and much lower humidity. This paves the way for a pleasant few days until the heat returns by the end of the work week. For the start of the Fourth of July weekend, showers and storms return to the picture. Right now, it looks like Saturday and Sunday have the best chances of seeing some type of activity, though timing and placement of storms will be fine-tuned in the coming days. Precipitation should clear by the Fourth of July holiday itself on Monday.
The increased heat and humidity on Saturday sparked isolated showers and thunderstorms across parts of the region, some producing gusty winds, torrential downpours, and lots of lightning. The same storm risks must be respected on Sunday as a cold front nears and eventually crosses the area late in the evening. Sunday’s storms become more numerous, especially during the afternoon and evening hours, such that every location picks up on rain. Fortunately, the reward for getting through another day of storms will be a much more refreshing feel by Monday afternoon, although it may have been nice to time it a day earlier. In any case, much of the work week stays dry and comfortable before heat increases along with renewed storm chances by Friday. At this time, it is looking like storm chances may spill over into the Fourth of July weekend.
After a couple refreshing days to round out the work week, heat and humidity creep up this weekend with storm chances returning as well. Showers and storms stay rather isolated in nature on Saturday and will be confined to the afternoon and early evening hours. Sunday looks to be the damper of the two days, especially during the evening, as a cold front nears. Showers continue Sunday night as the front crosses, but Monday turns drier and refreshing with cooler temperatures and lower humidity. Nice weather sticks around for a couple days before temperatures quickly heat up again, a trend that has held strong all month long.
Temperatures for most locations were kept in the 70s yet again Monday afternoon due to abundant cloud cover. However, just in time for the first day of summer - the solstice occurs at 5:13 AM Tuesday - hotter days are set to return. Fortunately, the humidity stays rather low on Tuesday, so it will not feel too uncomfortable. This changes Wednesday when both heat and humidity continue to rise, leading to oppressive conditions and also the potential for showers and storms as a weak cold front moves through late in the day. Outside of the increased rain chances, this front does nothing to provide any relief from the heat as afternoon temperatures reach the 90-degree mark or higher through the weekend. Only after another cold front crosses late Sunday will temperatures begin to drop back to the 80s.
Despite record low temperatures being achieved in Huntington and Charleston Sunday morning, the cooler air of the weekend will quickly become a thing of the past as temperatures soar in the coming days. Monday stays comfortable enough with high temperatures in the 80s. However, the 90s return on Tuesday - appropriate for the first day of summer - and stick around through at least the upcoming weekend. While muggy air also returns, humidity levels look to be a bit lower this time around, so “feels like” readings may not come out as high, but it will still feel hot nonetheless. Rain chances also look rather limited, with late Wednesday into early Thursday the only window for precipitation at this time.
Coming off the heels of a hot and stormy stretch, Saturday’s weather was quite a treat. The unseasonably cool air lingers into Father’s Day, meaning a rather chilly start to the morning is followed by a pleasant afternoon. Then, temperatures begin rising quickly into the upcoming work week as a new heat wave takes shape. This time around, the humidity does not look to be quite as high, but it will still not feel comfortable spending any extended time outside. Meanwhile, shower and storm chances look rather limited in the week ahead, but Wednesday night, Thursday, and Friday will be the days to watch.
This past week has been rough across the region, weather-wise. From several days of intense heat to severe storms causing widespread damage and power outages Monday and Friday, it is time for a break. Fortunately, this Father’s Day weekend brings just that. The weather could hardly be better as a taste of fall arrives, meaning temperatures will be cooler and humidity drops significantly as well. Both days see abundant sunshine with no chance for rain. The pleasant feel is short-lived, however, as temperatures begin surging again on Monday and soar well back into the 90s starting on Tuesday, appropriate for the “official” start to summer.
Scattered showers and storms along with thicker cloud cover on Sunday kept afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 80s. However, the humidity was plenty high. More scattered precipitation is expected Sunday night into Monday, then temperatures begin to soar starting Tuesday as a heat ridge builds over the region. This means high temperatures will be in the mid 90s, with high humidity making it feel like 100 degrees or hotter. The intense heat lasts through Thursday then begins to ease Friday and more so into the Father’s Day weekend. Right now, both days of the weekend are still looking quite nice with sunshine, low humidity, and cooler temperatures.
Following the departure of the morning rain, Saturday turned into a decent day with some sunshine and comfortable temperatures especially for this time of year. Scattered shower and storm chances return Sunday and Monday before intense heat takes over for the middle of next week. This means high temperatures will be well into the 90s, with high humidity levels making it feel like 100 degrees or hotter. Eventually, passing showers and storms on Friday break the heat, ushering in a promising start to the Father’s Day weekend with sunshine, lower humidity, and cooler temperatures.
A week ago, it was looking like wet weather was going to stick around all day Saturday while Sunday dried out. Now, the reverse is looking true. Showers exit early Saturday morning, giving way to a nicer rest of the day. Meanwhile, a new round of showers with a few thunderstorms also possible will approach from the north on Sunday. While northern counties are favored for wet weather as a result, scattered showers can work their way farther south to the I-64 corridor. This activity lingers into Monday before Tuesday and Wednesday dry out and turn very hot with high temperatures soaring to the mid to upper 90s. The only way out of the heat will be another round of showers and storms by Thursday into Friday.
A severe weather risk exits this evening in Ohio and far Northern Kentucky first then West Virginia toward and after dusk. Pockets of hail and high winds are likely with some power hits and areas of street flooding the most likely form of severe weather.
Following a dry weekend, showers and storms return to the forecast beginning Monday night and lasting through Saturday. However, this does not mean the entire week will be a washout; the rain is mostly scattered in nature until Saturday when precipitation becomes more widespread. Meanwhile, the summery heat is kept at bay this week, although humidity will be higher due to the increased moisture.
Sunshine, low humidity, and seasonably warm temperatures are a keeper any time of year but especially in early June. Saturday saw all of the above, and Sunday looks to deliver as well. Even as temperatures creep towards the upper 80s on Monday, humidity stays comfortably low. However, this changes starting Tuesday when several weather systems are set to pass, bringing an increase in moisture and therefore renewed rain chances for the rest of the week. If there is a silver lining, it is that the heat will be kept at bay.
The first weekend in June promises to deliver weather-wise with decent sunshine, low humidity, and pleasantly warm afternoon temperatures following a bit of a “chill” in the mornings. While the dry stretch continues Monday, scattered rain chances return Tuesday through the rest of the next week as several systems pass. This keeps the heat at bay as afternoon temperatures hover around seasonable in the low 80s.
The heating trend continued on Memorial Day as temperatures topped out around 90 degrees during the afternoon. However, this will be about as hot as things get with high temperatures hovering around the 90-degree mark through Wednesday before cooling down the rest of the week when a cold front slides through on Thursday. This front also becomes the focus for showers and thunderstorms late Wednesday through early Friday. By Friday afternoon into the weekend, the rain will be long gone, and the weather is looking quite nice overall.
Despite the cool start, Sunday saw noticeably warmer temperatures for the afternoon under a mostly sunny sky with just some scattered clouds. Temperatures climb even more on Memorial Day, reaching the first of what will be three 90-degree days in a row (a “heat wave” by definition). Then, a cold front crosses on Thursday bringing cooling showers and storms. The precipitation looks to exit just in time for a sunnier and pleasant finish to the week.
The low pressure system responsible for a few days of cool, showery weather is on the way out and will be replaced by high pressure allowing for mostly sunny, dry, and much warmer days ahead. This means the final two days of the holiday weekend look great for a trip to the lake, pool, or splash park but will definitely be quite warm for a cookout, festival, or spectating at the Ironton Memorial Day parade. The next round of precipitation moves across Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, offering a bit of a relief from the heat into the upcoming weekend.
After a couple showery days to end the work week, the low pressure system responsible for the unsettled weather moves out, giving way to brighter and warmer conditions over the holiday weekend. Saturday is the “transition” day, meaning temperatures will still be below average as clouds are in the process of breaking. By Sunday and Memorial Day, decent sunshine returns with much warmer temperatures. A couple hot days then follow Tuesday and Wednesday before rain chances return to dial temperatures back at the end of the week.
Sunday saw passing showers across the region, although they were rather scant in intensity and coverage. As one round of rain fades Sunday evening, another approaches for Monday as a low pressure system rides up from the south. The highest coverage of rain will be across southern and eastern parts of the region, but timing and location are ultimately key. Rain chances turn scattered on Tuesday and Wednesday, another instance of timing and location. By Thursday, showers and storms become more widespread, lingering into Friday morning before clearing. This times out perfectly for dry weather to return for what looks like the entirety of the Memorial Day weekend.
After a couple 90-degree days to finish out the third week in May, the fourth week of the month starts with a cooling trend as a cold front crosses on Sunday, also bringing the opportunity for showers and storms to pass. The week ahead stays generally cooler (or, more seasonable) overall with several chances for rain, although plenty of dry hours will still be seen.
Saturday picks up right where Friday left off in a hazy, hot, and humid environment. One difference will be the opportunity for isolated showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours, but much of the day stays dry. Rain chances increase on Sunday as a cold front crosses, and lingering rain chances can be expected through much of the week ahead with more comfortable temperatures.
All in all, the weekend turned out pretty decent despite scattered showers and storms being in the forecast. For those that missed out on the rain, a better chance arrives Monday morning as widespread showers and storms cross with a cold front. Drier and “cooler” conditions are expected Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday. Rain chances then return Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a dry but hot Friday. The upcoming weekend no longer looks to be as hot as the next chance for rain arrives on Saturday, with cooling showers continuing into Sunday as well.
Showers and storms lit up the radar on Saturday, but while some locations saw intense downpours, gusty winds, and even small hail, others made it by with just a touch of light rain or perhaps no rain at all. Such is the “scattered” nature of this precipitation. Sunday provides much of the same picture, though the coverage of rain will be less, meaning more locations are likely to see a dry day. As a result, temperatures get a bit warmer during the afternoon. By Monday morning, all locations will have finally seen a dose of rain as widespread showers and storms are expected with a passing cold front. This gives way to drying conditions for Monday afternoon and Tuesday before rain chances return Wednesday and Thursday. For the start of next weekend, it will be all about the heat as high temperatures are set to approach the 90-degree mark.