Wednesday is a mixed bag of sunshine and blue skies then cloudy skies south to north. While we won’t see rain, the skies will look like they want to open up at times as a southern system throws clouds our way from time to time. High pressure is in place to help keep us dry but the cloud cover keeps us cooler than we could be with southwest winds. We’ll make a run to the 60s with our southern counties in the upper 60s and our northern counties in the low to mid 60.

Tonight temps dip after sunset from the 60s into the 50s by 9pm for a steady cooldown. Clouds and southerly breezes will keep temps in the 40s for low so gardeners should be safe to keep sensitive plants outdoors. The exception always being the extreme high elevations.

Thursday patchy light fog is possible in the stillness of the morning but sunshine returns to help burn that off and warm us up nicely. Morning temps in the 40s burst into the 60s by lunchtime. Highs reach the 70s for many save the ridgelines and higher terrain who still manage the 60s. With more sunshine and a light breeze, it’ll be a great day to enjoy outside.

Friday is looking in great shape as sunshine starts the day with temps rising into the 60s by lunch, mid and upper 70s for highs. Clouds do build in from the west Friday evening but high school football games look in fine shape. Rain is expected west to east late Friday into Saturday night and doesn’t look to let up until at least Monday.

Saturday is a gloomy day with low clouds, misty rain, scattered showers and breezy conditions. Highs fall back into the mid and upper 60s with the extra cloud cover. While some dry time is expected, plan on needing the umbrella through the entire day. First a warm front brings showers, a brief break, then a cold front Saturday evening for more showers. Rain continues through the overnight hours with lows in the 50s.

The Annular Solar Eclipse does take place Saturday morning but unfortunately for our region, it doesn’t look like we’ll see much in the way of sunshine to enjoy it. However, NASA plans to host a live stream which can be found here.

Sunday will be a gloomy and windy day with showers off and on, especially for our west facing mountain ridge lines. Those to the south and west will have more dry hours in the day but temps suffer with stubborn cloud cover. Northwest winds, blustery at times, usher in another shot of cold air as highs struggle to hit the 50 degree mark. Most of the mountains and deeper valleys will keep cool in the upper 40s.

Monday is a drier day than Sunday but still with a fair share of scattered showers. A good umbrella day as we head back to school and work. With more cold air rushing in around an upper level low near the Great Lakes, temps only manage to rise slightly into the upper 40 and low 50s for highs.

Tuesday the chance of a few showers remain for the northwest mountains like Pocahontas, Nicholas, and Greenbrier Counties, but more of us will have drier weather overall. The crisp, damp, chilly feel continues, however, with highs only managing the low 50s.

In your extended forecast, we look to dry out for a spell giving us a chance to warm up slightly into the low 60s. It doesn’t look like we’ll warm up too much before another cold front slides in the following weekend. Bridge Day looks to be gloomy, damp, and cool. Hopefully our jet stream can work out a few kinks between now and then for a nicer forecast. Fall and spring are notorious for big swings both in temperatures and rain chances as our upper atmosphere is in transition between the stable summer and winter patterns. Of course, for the latest, pinpoint forecast, the StormTracker 59 app can keep you ahead of whatever nature throws our way.

Building clouds but dry. Highs in the 60s.

Sunny and warmer! Highs in the 70s.

Nice day, sunshine then building clouds. Rain very late. Highs in the mid 70s.

Cloudy, scattered showers, gloomy, breezy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Windy at times, cloudy, scattered showers. Highs in the 50s.

Mostly cloudy, sct. showers at times. Highs in the low 50s.

Less rain, little more sunshine. Highs in the low 50s.

Slightly warmer, more sunshine, dry. Highs in the mid 50s.

Sunshine in full. Highs in the low 60s

Sunny & cool. Highs in the 60s.
Mostly cloudy, sct. showers, some dry time. Highs in the 60s.