Drier heading into the weekend


Tonight things will start to calm down across the area as we see what is left of Zeta pull away. Still might have a shower or two overnight but that is about it. We will remain cloudy with areas of fog across the region. Temperatures will drop off into the 40s.

The winds will begin to die down as early as the first few hours of Friday, but you should still expect some breezy conditions throughout the daytime. That’s as in the wake of Zeta’s exit, colder air is going to be rushing in Friday. Highs will only be topping out into the upper 40s and low 50s, and lows will be tanking into the upper 20s and low 30s into Saturday Morning.

On HALLOWEEN we finally see a very nice crisp and clear Fall day just in time to celebrate the end of spooky season. Abundant sunshine is back in the forecast, though the sun won’t be doing a lot of work for us as highs struggle into the 50s.

It’s looking like jackets and sweatshirts either under or incorporated into costumes is going to be a necessity. Clear skies and the fact that the sun is setting earlier and earlier will mean there is going to be a chill in the air as Trick or Treat gets going likely with temps into the low 50s and upper 40s.

Sunday will remain near average with highs into the mid and upper 50s. Rain could make a return towards the afternoon and evening hours along a cold front expected to swing through the region. The front not while not expected to be very strong will bring in another brief shot of cooler air with it.

Behind the front on Sunday is another round of high pressure, this will settle in for Monday after a few last showers roll through into the morning hours. The rest of Monday is spent dry and cool. A pattern that looks like it is going to settle in for quite some time.

The extended forecast as of now has high pressure remaining in control for the remainder of next week signaling a return to an extended period of drier weather across the two Virginias. Cooler weather will also remain for the first half of the week. The high pressure eventually drifts south and taps into a warmer air mass which will boost us up to near average or even above average highs into the 60s to end out next week.

Fall fire season has started in West Virginia and it runs until December 31st. During this period outdoor burning is only allowed after 5 PM and before 7 AM. Remember fires must be attended to until they are completely extinguished. You can only burn grass trimmings, leaves, brush and other vegetative materials and all fires must have a safety strip of at least 10 feet around them. Let’s stay safe this fall.

We’ve now reached past the peak foliage color for almost all of Southern West Virginia! This will be the last week we show the Foliage Forecast as now most of the leaves have fallen…another sign Winter is coming.

Zeta pulls away drying out. Lows in the 40s.
Rain comes to an end, cool and breezy. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Clear, dry and chilly! Highs in the 50s.
Dry and cool. Highs in the 50s.
Drier. Highs in the upper 30s low 40s.
Looking dry. Highs in the 50s.
Dry and sunny. Highs in the upper 50s low 60s.
Still dry. Highs around 60.
Staying Dry. Highs in the 60s.
Still Dry. Highs in the 60s.
Dry. Highs in the 60s.

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