Beneficial rain moves in tonight for an extended stay


Tonight we’ll see clouds increase as well as our wind gusts. Despite the rain and a cold front moving in, we stay mild across the region. Lows tonight staying in the upper 40s and low 50s. We’ll see scattered rain showers that stick with us as our front gets stuck over our region.

Friday brings on and off showers through the day as our cold front starts to push through the area. This will be a slow mover, so be prepared with the rain gear all day long. Some minor pooling and ponding in poor drainage areas are possible due to the repetitive chance for showers throughout the day. Highs remain in the upper 50s and low 60s for most.

Saturday remains warmer than average but rain showers and some steadier pockets of rain will be with us all day long as a cold front continues to slowly push its way through. Winds will get gusty again through the evening hours with some gusts topping out at over 30mph! Highs remain in the mid to upper 50s with the mountains remaining in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Rain totals between Thursday night and very early Sunday morning look to range from a half of an inch to an inch and a half. The further west and north you are the more you see. While our eastern counties really need the showers at this point, they look to be on the lower end of the range. The good news is, this should still help out a bit.

Sunday our cold front gets the boot, and we cool off quickly across the region. Highs in the 30s are expected across much of the region, reminding us winter is only a few short days away at this point. We should remain dry during the day, but an early morning shower can’t fully be ruled out. We get frosty once again overnight with lows in the 20s.

Monday continues our wintry feel with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. Mountains look to remain in the low to mid-30s. We should remain dry for the most part, but a few of our southern counties might get clipped by some showers from a system moving through the southeastern US.

Tuesday, highs remain in the 40s for most, even in the mountains. Clear skies dominate as high pressure is in control for the time being. For the most part, outside of being a bit chilly, this should be a fairly nice way to start off Winter!

Wednesday, highs climb back to the upper 40s and low 50s. Overall were fairly quiet, with mostly clear skies throughout the day. Overnight we’ll see some clouds begin to work their way in.

In the extended forecast, everyone’s mind is on holiday travel conditions. Right now we are tracking a storm signal for Friday into Saturday (Christmas Eve into Christmas Day) that could bring some disruptive weather to the area. Precipitation types, amounts, specific impacts, etc… will come as time goes on. We’re simply too far to say right now.

As a reminder, the Fall Burn Ban is in effect until December 31 for West Virginia. Take the time to remember the rules, and be sure to use common sense this Fall.

More clouds, mild, showers late. Lows in the upper 40s
Some showers move back in. Highs in the 50s.
Rain returns. Highs near 50.
Drying out, but cooler. Highs in the upper 40s.
Looking dry for now, but watching a storm to our south. Highs in the upper 30s
Drier. Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s and low 50s.
Mild and dry. Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.
Chances for some rain. Seasonable with highs in the 40s.
Some showers, cooler with highs in the 40s.

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