Saturday was pretty nice for late-November as high temperatures rose to near 60 degrees under a mostly sunny sky. However, the late-day thickening of the clouds signals a change in the weather as a strong low pressure system nears the area. This will bring showers and gusty winds to the region on Sunday. Once the system departs Sunday night, leftover clouds and a chill hang around for Monday. Right on the heels of the first system will be another one that could be nearly a repeat, namely, showers and gusty winds, on Wednesday. Then, drier and quieter weather arrives just in time for the first couple days of December.
After the morning showers departed, Friday afternoon turned quite nice as the sun came back out and temperatures rose into the 50s. However, it is the clear sky that has led to cold temperatures to start the day Saturday along with areas of fog and frost. Fortunately, once the fog lifts and frost melts by mid to late morning, Saturday turns into a nice day with sunshine and even milder afternoon temperatures. Then, an approaching area of low pressure brings showers and gusty winds for Sunday. While Monday and Tuesday dry out, another system brings more rain opportunities Tuesday night into Wednesday. Then, sunny but chillier weather arrives just in time for the first couple days in December.
Black Friday saw light showers across the region during the morning hours as a cold front crossed. This broke an extended dry stretch, but the rain is in the process of ending. Friday afternoon turns drier as the sky begins to clear out. This bodes well for high school football playoff games. Saturday also looks good in between systems because Sunday sees another opportunity for rain along with gusty winds. More rain is then possible around the middle of next week with up-and-down temperatures.
Another stunning blue and cloud-free sky was seen across the region on Sunday and will continue to be the norm the next few days. Eventually, cloud cover increases on Thanksgiving Day, signaling the arrival of the next storm system, but any rain looks to hold off until after dark on the evening of Thanksgiving. Showers are likely to pass on Black Friday, but the forecast gets a bit more complicated from there as the exact track of the storm system will determine how cold it gets into the upcoming weekend and whether snow enters the picture as well. Either way, temperatures do warm up significantly through Thanksgiving then turn cooler again after that.
Despite the full day of sunshine, temperatures only rose to around 40 degrees Saturday afternoon and felt like the 30s when factoring in the breeze. A cold front crosses Saturday night, but because of very dry air in place, only passing clouds and a continued breeze can be expected. However, a reinforcing shot of arctic air comes on Sunday as afternoon temperatures stay in the mid 30s, even under a sunny sky. Fortunately, a warming trend is in store through Thanksgiving in which daytime highs will be back in the 50s for much of the week. Sunny and dry conditions dominate through Wednesday, then clouds increase on Thanksgiving Day. Any shower activity should hold off until after dark on Thanksgiving, but a storm system takes shape for the post-Thanksgiving weekend, bringing the opportunity for rain and snow. So, while pre-holiday travel in and out of the area looks good, post-holiday travel may become a bit trickier.
After nearly four days stuck in a winterlike dreariness with low clouds and occasional drizzle and flurries, the sun finally came back out late Friday afternoon. This carries over nicely into a brighter weekend, but expect the chill to linger. In addition, a breeze picks up on Saturday such that it will feel colder, especially in the shade. Fortunately, milder weather is coming for much of Thanksgiving week. Combined with continued sunshine, this leads to good travel weather in and out of the region through the Thanksgiving Day. By the evening of Thanksgiving and into Black Friday, damper and cooler weather returns as the next storm system moves across.
What goes up, must come down. After most days these past couple weeks felt like spring or summer, Sunday’s weather was like mid-winter: cloudy and cold with occasional flurries. And the chill is going nowhere anytime soon. Through the rest of the week, afternoon temperatures will not get out of the 40s, and most mornings start well below freezing. Sunshine breaks out for a brief time on Monday before another system brings clouds and more opportunities for rain and snow from Tuesday through Thursday. Finally by the weekend does drier and brighter look to return, but the chill stays firmly put.
Just a week after near-record high temperatures in the 80s, this Saturday brought the opposite end of the spectrum with a dreary, chilled rain and mist. It is a sign that colder weather is here...and here to stay for awhile. As temperatures drop to the 30s overnight, some flakes will fly, and light accumulations of snow can be expected in the mountains. Sunday afternoon turns drier but stays mostly cloudy. Even as the sun comes back out on Monday, afternoon temperatures struggle to rise and will be stuck in the 40s for the entire week ahead. Another chance for rain and perhaps some snow comes in the Tuesday-Thursday time frame.
The remnants of Nicole brought a healthy dose of rainfall across the region on Friday. A strong cold front then pushed through the area overnight, but the cold air is taking a bit of time to filter in. Nonetheless, the chill will be felt all weekend long. A southern system zipping through the region on Saturday brings another quick shot of rain. Then, even colder air and lingering moisture provide the opportunity for flurries to fly Saturday night, with light accumulating snow in the mountains. Sunday turns drier but stays mostly cloudy and chilly. And the chill stays put all next week with occasional chances for rain and flakes.
A cold front which has been sluggishly moving across the region on Sunday will finally exit by Monday morning, taking the clouds and scattered showers with it. This gives way to nice weather for a majority of the week ahead as high pressure asserts itself. Changes to the weather pattern come on Friday when attention turns to the tropics (yes, even in November!) and the remnants of an Atlantic system which could make it into the region. Then, a strong cold front crosses on Saturday, bringing in much colder air for the upcoming weekend and beyond.
Saturday afternoon was windy and very warm but also saw scattered showers moving across the region in a more humid southerly flow well ahead of a cold front. This front will be the focus for more shower development through Monday morning as it nears, then stalls out over the area. The front finally clears Monday afternoon, and drier weather with ample sunshine will be seen for much of the week as temperatures still remain pretty warm. Then, a much stronger front passes late Friday into next Saturday, bringing an end to the warmth and ushering in significantly cooler temperatures.
Temperatures have climbed steadily these past few days and will reach their peak today, topping out near record highs in the mid 80s. Gusty southerly winds are expected to accompany this summerlike warmth, which translates to an elevated fire risk and the potential for some power flickers. While temperatures for the upcoming week will not be as warm as Saturday, they still remain quite a few degrees above average for this time of year. Rainfall, in general, looks limited for the next seven days, though scattered showers may creep in Saturday night into Sunday morning, and again Sunday night into Monday morning.
November started rather dull across the region as low clouds hung around much of the day. These clouds have broken away Tuesday evening, but a new round of thick mid and high clouds is already increasing and will stick around for Wednesday. So, it is one more day of “dim and dull” before sunshine takes over and warmth surges into the upcoming weekend. A cold front tries to pass late Saturday into the Sunday with the potential for a few showers, but it does not fully cross and lifts back north and west for the start of next week, keeping unseasonably warm temperatures in the forecast.
Despite the cold start, Saturday’s weather was just about as nice as it can get for late October. Now, the focus is on rain chances that return to the forecast over the next few days, though no day will be anything close to a washout. Many locations are likely to escape Sunday dry as a southeast wind does its best to break up any precipitation that tries to come this way. Rain looks most likely Sunday night into Halloween morning, then showers turn more scattered in nature for the afternoon and evening of Halloween, meaning some trick-or-treaters may get briefly wet but most should stay dry. Lingering rain chances continue Tuesday and Wednesday before a drying and warming trend takes hold into the upcoming weekend, bringing some unseasonable air for early November.
Friday’s fantastic finish carries over into Saturday, although another “cold start, warm finish” day is on tap. By Sunday, a low pressure system coming from the southeastern U.S. brings an increase in cloud cover and eventually a few showers, particularly late in the day. Scattered showers remain in the forecast through Tuesday, though these look to be light and scattered and will not significantly impact any trick-or-treating plans Monday evening. Warm and dry weather then returns for the rest of next week, meaning an unseasonable start to November is in store.
Sunshine returned Thursday afternoon, but temperatures stayed cool. The chill has carried over into Friday morning where temperatures have started near freezing with heavy frost in rural hollows. However, milder conditions are in store for Friday afternoon, and the upcoming weekend stays warm. While dry weather is anticipated Friday and Saturday, some showers sneak in late Sunday and continue through Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the rain on Halloween is looking scattered and light and should not greatly impact any trick-or-treating activities. Once the rain exits, sunshine and warm weather returns to begin November.
The region’s “second summer” was in full swing this weekend as temperatures soared well into the 70s, which is 10 to 15 degrees above the seasonable norm. The warmth lasts just a couple more days before a cold front sweeps through on Wednesday, bringing light showers and dropping temperatures back to more appropriate levels for this time of year. Even so, any concerns for freezing temperatures in the near-term remain off the table for now.
Despite the cold start, temperatures soared well into the 70s Saturday afternoon under lots of sunshine, certainly a far cry from how the week started. Continued sunshine and similarly warm temperatures can be expected through the start of the week ahead. From Tuesday night into Wednesday, a passing cold front brings the opportunity for showers and cooler - or in this case, more seasonable - temperatures. However, warmer weather looks to be in store again for the start of next weekend, keeping any concerns for additional freezes off the table for now.
The first two-thirds of this month have been characterized by unseasonably chilly temperatures. That trend abruptly changes this weekend as afternoon temperatures soar into the 70s with plenty of sunshine. Of course, the mornings will still be chilly as can be expected this time of year. However, freezing temperatures are looking unlikely for at least the next week. Even a passing cold front that looks to bring a few showers on Wednesday will only knock temperatures down to seasonable (60s) for a couple days before they warm back up again.
The much-advertised cold blast is here. Tuesday afternoon’s temperatures were the coldest ever for October 18 (46 degrees in Huntington, 44 degrees in Charleston) due to thick cloud cover, a gusty westerly wind, and occasional showers or sprinkles. The wintry feel persists Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, where flurries may fly across northern parts of the region and light snow will accumulate in the mountains. On Wednesday, the sky begins clearing from west to east during the afternoon, but it is this clearer sky that sets the stage for a widespread frost and freeze Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Therefore, it really is not until Thursday afternoon and especially Friday when the warming trend begins and temperatures pick up where they left off this past weekend.
A blast of early-season “arctic” air has invaded the region, keeping temperatures in the 50s Monday afternoon. Temperatures drop to the 30s Monday night as a few locations possibly flirt with freezing, though an increase in cloud cover and light breeze should prevent widespread freezing temperatures. Nonetheless, 30s are plenty cold enough, and Tuesday afternoon’s temperatures will not get out of the 40s as a whirlpool of cold air spins over the Great Lakes, sending clouds and a few light showers/sprinkles down this way. It is also not out of the question to see a few snowflakes fly, mainly near and in the mountains, where Tuesday night into Wednesday morning a fresh light accumulation of snow is likely at ski country, just a week after peak foliage. Fortunately, the chill is replaced by much warmer temperatures that climb steadily from Friday into the weekend.
After a warm weekend, a blast of arctic air surges in and hangs out for a majority of the work week. This puts high temperatures in the 40s and 50s and low temperatures near freezing. There is also an outside chance that the region sees its first flakes of the season Tuesday morning, though no accumulation or impacts are expected. Nonetheless, a taste of winter is on the way but will fortunately be replaced by much warmer weather in time for the upcoming weekend.
Saturday turned out to be a fantastic mid-October day as temperatures warmed up nicely courtesy of a gusty westerly breeze under lots of sunshine. On Sunday, temperatures will be warm again, but clouds increase throughout the day, and a few showers cross during the afternoon and evening hours. These showers look to favor mainly Kentucky and West Virginia. For much of the work week, a blast of arctic air surges down, leading to chilled afternoons and even colder nights where widespread frost is likely. Finally by the end of the week and into the weekend do temperatures look to recover under returning sunshine.
In a month in which temperatures have been well below average thus far, this weekend will feel rather pleasant. Saturday looks to be the nicer of the two days as sunshine dominates, while Sunday sees increasing clouds and the opportunity for some showers later in the day. Then, a blast of cold air takes over for much of the week ahead, with several frosty mornings on tap as temperatures fall near or just below the freezing mark.