Plenty of sunshine ahead, showers return for Easter weekend

Tonight continues the chances for showers, mainly before midnight. We’ll see a bit of a lull before dawn with temperatures only dropping a couple of degrees into the low to mid 40s. A southeast breeze will occasionally gust above 20 mph, adding an extra chill to the damp and chilly feel already provided by Mother Nature.

Thursday sees high pressure make a return to the region from the west with temperatures cooler with a northwest flow kicking in. It’ll be breezy at times, with gusts up to 25 mph expected. As a result, we will see high temperatures about fifteen degrees cooler than Wednesday as we only reach the low 50s.

Good Friday will be a beauty of a day with high pressure in control to our west and temperatures warming back up into the mid 50s. It will be a breezy day, adding a little bite to the warmer temperatures with a strong area of high pressure nearby and our area of low pressure strengthening as it heads into New England. That increasing change in pressure will enable wind gusts in excess of 30 mph to be possible.

Saturday brings the risk for a few showers, but at this point, there should be plenty of dry time, as a warm front scoots through to our north. We’ll see temperatures jump nicely as a result of the southerly breeze behind that warm front, with highs jumping into the 60s. The morning should be dry but the afternoon will feature a few chances for sprinkles.

Easter Sunday looks to remain mild but the chances for showers will be around with a cold front passing as an area of low pressure looks to scoot through the Ohio River Valley. Although it doesn’t look like a washout at this point, the chances for showers will try to put a damper on the Easter bunny’s visit. Despite the showers, it’s a warm day in store with highs in mid 60s.

Monday will look to begin on a soggy note with another system pushing through the region. That will keep the chances for showers around. A stout southerly breeze will push temperatures up into the upper 60s.

Tuesday continues with more chances for rain with yet another soggy day on the way with a cold front scooting through. This will result in cooler temperatures for midweek and perhaps a thunderstorm or two on Tuesday with highs in the mid 60s. This soggy pattern between Saturday and Tuesday will have the potential to drop some impressive rainfall totals during that timeframe. Though it won’t fall all at once, the potential for a couple of inches will be possible, with locally heavier amounts possible.

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Wednesday keeps our chances around with scattered showers as the last day of our soggy pattern commences. Rain showers should be light but will keep the roadways damp. With a northwest breeze, we will be much cooler, with highs around 50.

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Looking ahead, temperatures will return to the mid to upper 50s for Thursday with partly sunny skies. From there, we warm back up into the 60s for Friday and Saturday and we should be dry with high pressure in control!

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We are in spring forest fire season in West Virginia – this means don’t burn between 7 AM and 5 PM through May 31st. Low humidity values during the daytime, along with breezier and warmer conditions will at times increase the fire threat, hence the burn ban during most of the daytime. Follow all regulations or be faced with potential consequences, such as fines! In Virginia, the spring fire season continues through April 30th – don’t burn before 4 PM.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly sunny. Cooler and breezy. Highs in the low 50s.
Sunny but breezy once again. Highs in the upper 50s.
Few showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s.
Few rain showers. Still mild. Highs in the mid 60s.
Shower chances persist in scattered form. Warm! Highs in the upper 60s.
Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s.
More scattered shower. Highs near 50.
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the 60s.

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