Scattered showers & patchy fog tonight, beautiful weather returns Wednesday!

Tonight features shower chances decreasing as the evening progresses with our cold front heading off to the east. A stray sprinkle or two is possible after midnight, but they will be isolated. Patchy dense fog will develop in places as we head toward dawn, with low temperatures in the mid 50s. Our wind will switch to coming out of the west at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday begins with a few clouds and patchy dense fog and we keep the risk for an isolated mountain sprinkle or two possible over the mountains early but everyone will see plenty of sunshine as we head into the afternoon with high pressure taking control in our region. By the late afternoon, we’ll have hardly a cloud in the sky with high temperatures in the mid 70s under a light northwest breeze. With mostly clear skies expected Wednesday night, temperatures will dip back into the low 50s and upper 40s with an instance or two of fog still possible.

Thursday continues with the great weather, as high pressure heads off to our northeast. This will enable our wind flow to switch to coming out of the southeast, which will warm us up into the low 80s – a few western towns will push into the mid 80s, as yet another summer-like day arrives. It’ll be slightly cooler in the mountains and Greenbrier River Valleys with highs in the 70s with some cooler air damming up against the eastern facing slopes with more of an easterly breeze. It’s a mild night in store, with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s.

Friday sees an increase in our chances for thunderstorms as a cold front approaches from the west. With a few peaks of sunshine out ahead of our front, there is enough ‘juice’ for a few embedded thunderstorms among showers pushing through. However, aside from the threat for brief locally heavy rainfall, severe weather is not expected. High temperatures will still reach summer-like levels with low 80s expected.

Saturday continues our threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms as our cold front slows down and takes its sweet time crossing through the area. Again, much like Friday, though severe weather is not expected, the threat for locally heavy rainfall will once again be something to watch within scattered showers and thunderstorms that push through the area, as storms will be working in a humid airmass. In addition, there isn’t much wind in the mid to upper levels of the atmosphere to steer storms that do pop up, so they’ll be slow movers. With numerous showers and a few storms expected, high temperature will be a little cooler in the low to mid 70s.

Sunday continues our chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms, though the coverage will be not as widespread as on Saturday. However, downpours will once again be slow-moving, so the threat for very localized heavy rainfall will continue. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s.

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Monday continues the risk for at least a few showers with a secondary cold front approaching and then stalling. As a result, with clouds and occasional showers around, we will see high temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Tuesday will provide more of an isolated chance for showers and storms, as Monday’s stalled front lifts to the north. That will also open the gates for some warmer weather to return, as we’ll see high temperatures spike into the low 80s.

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Looking ahead, it’s an unsettled weather pattern that continues Wednesday and Thursday, which will both feature scattered shower and storm opportunities. High pressure finally returns on Friday, which will dry us out. High temperatures will remain in the 70s for Wednesday and Thursday and push toward 80 for Friday.

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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 ends tonight, but practice common sense and follow all laws when burning.

Decreasing showers. Still mild! Lows in the mid 50s.
AM fog and a mountain sprinkle. PM sunshine. Highs in the mid 70s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 80s.
Afternoon scattered downpours. Highs in the low 80s.
Scattered showers and storms likely. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Scattered showers and storms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Shower chances continue. Highs in the low 70s.
Isolated shower, mostly dry. Highs in the low 80s.
Scattered storms return. Highs in the 70s.
Few showers. Highs in the 70s.
Mostly sunny. Highs near 80.

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