Last Day of Spring Looks More Like Summer


Tonight we are still dealing with the stalled cold front to our north that brought clouds, winds, and early showers today. We’ll continue to see the winds and clouds for most of our area with some rumbles to thunder and rain the farther north you are. There is a slight severe risk associated with these pop-up storms mainly north of our viewing area up near Charleston. Any of these scattered storms tonight could produce strong winds, hail, and heavy rains.

Sunday will end up fairly similar to Saturday. A few showers are possible, but there will still be plenty of opportunities to get outside and celebrate Dad. Make sure you have an eye to the sky in case of an isolated thunderstorm. Some clouds will be around, especially in our eastern counties such as Greenbrier, Monroe, and southern Mercer counties.

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! The summer solstice will be observed at 11:31 pm on Sunday marking the beginning of Summer. Sunday will be the longest day and shortest night of the year. It’ll also mark West Virginia Day as well so Happy Birthday West Virginia, Happy Fathers Day to all Dads, and Happy First Day of Summer!

Monday rain is in the forecast for the second half of the day as a cold front approaches from the west. To the east, we have the remnants of what is currently Tropical Storm Claudette. This will lead to a rainy evening and overnight for many, and during the day it will be hot and sticky for most. Highs will be back in the mid and upper 80s for most. There is a possibility of some strong to severe weather as the cold front makes its way through.

Tuesday our front continues to push through aided with an ample amount of moisture. It will be a wet morning filled with a few rumbles of thunder for everyone. Drier air tries to take control through the afternoon into evening bringing an end to the rain late Tuesday evening.

Wednesday is looking dry after a wet start to the workweek. High pressure returns to take a brief control over the region and much like the week before will lead to a bit of a cooler day since it’s dropping out of the north. Highs are expected to be in the 70s for most.

Thursday high pressure is still meandering around the region keeping us dry and sunny. Winds are shifting at this point to be more southerly tapping us into some warmer air, which should bring us back to the 80s for most.

Friday looks to bring back the unsettled weather once again as humidity and temperatures rise. We’ll start out dry with scattered showers throughout the afternoon. Overnight lows start to trend back up as well giving us back the muggy overnights.

In the extended forecast we keep the unsettled pattern into next week with off again on again showers and temperatures remaining muggy and mild in the upper 70s and low 80s.

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Leftover showers come to an end. Lows in the mid 60s.
A few isolated storms. Highs near 80.
Showers and Thunderstorms possible, some strong to severe. Highs in the mid 80s.
Thunderstorms AM clearing PM. Highs near 80s.
Drier with highs in the mid 70s.
Still quiet. Highs in the upper 70s.
Dry and warm with showers moving in late. Highs in the 80s.
Rain returns. Highs in the 70s.
Still unsettled. Highs in the low 80s.
Iso. Showers Poss. PM. Highs in the mid 80s.

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