A few sprinkles tonight, a nice weekend ahead
by: Matt Cassada
Posted: Aug 17, 2023 / 07:00 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 17, 2023 / 07:04 PM EDT
Tonight enables clouds to increase as a weak cold front pushes through. A few showers can be expected but these showers will fade as they work across the region from west to east. By dawn, for the exception of the mountains, we should be dry, with low temperatures around 60.
Friday pre-dawn a sprinkles will linger under mostly cloudy skies for kids heading back to school for the bus stop with temperatures in the lower 60s. We’ll see gradual clearing as high pressure returns to bring back the sunshine. Temperatures won’t feel like August as we struggle our way into the low to mid 70s.
Saturday will be a sunny day with a light westerly breeze as we warm up from Friday into the upper 70s. A few over-achievers will push into the low 80s in the western edge of the viewing area. A few puffy clouds in the afternoon but no rain risk. Great news for the end of the year firework show at the State Fair of West Virginia!
Sunday still looking dry as a dominating high pressure sticks close to our region. A few afternoon clouds but no rain chances. Highs warm into the mid to upper 80s as humidity levels continue to rise for the summer feel.
Monday is our last dry day as the heat and humidity really ramp up. It’ll feel like a hot August day, which we haven’t had too many of. Highs pushing into the upper 80s with feel like temps cresting the 90 degree mark for much of our lowlands. Clouds thicken by the overnight hours as our next rain maker inches closer.
Tuesday clouds continue to build and a few sprinkles possible but the main event, if you will, will be in the afternoon as heat and humidity build. By the afternoon, the atmosphere won’t be able to hold it back so expect showers and a few pop-up thunderstorms ahead of a cold front. Rain for the overnight into our Monday morning.
Wednesday the summer pattern continues with heat and humidity as temps push back into the mid and upper 80s. A few pop-up thunderstorms in the afternoon may chase you inside for a spell, but otherwise, enjoy the warmth.
In your extended forecast, the heat doesn’t look to break anytime soon and as we look towards the end of August, we’ll be watching to tropics closely as hurricane season enters peak activity for the year over the course of September. Abrupt changes to our forecasts could be possible depending on how active the season gets.
TONIGHTIncreasing clouds, few sprinkles after midnight. Lows around 60.FRIDAYMorning clouds/sprinkles fade, sunshine PM. Highs in the low-mid 70s.SATURDAYLooking great! Sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s.SUNDAYGreat end to the work week, toasty! Highs in the middle 80s.MONDAYSunshine & summerlike. Highs in the middle to upper 80sTUESDAYSun to start. Iso. PM shower possible. Highs in the middle to upper 80sWEDNESDAYSunshine & Sct. Showers Late. Highs in the middle to upper 80s.THURSDAYFew showers hit or miss. Sunshine otherwise. Highs in the middle 80s.FRIDAYSunshine, humid, isolated storm. Highs in the middle to upper 80s.SATURDAYCouple of isolated storms. Highs in the middle 80s.SUNDAYFew isolated storms. Highs in the middle 80s.
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