Mainly dry, an isolated storm or two this evening


DISCUSSION: Our Thursday is shaping up to be pretty nice. Wednesday’s cold front will be off to our east and another cold front will be approaching from the northwest, though it looks like we will stay dry for most of the day – good news for those heading out to day 1 of the State Fair! Temperatures will run a little above average as we see highs near 85. The front will be approaching late this afternoon into this evening.

This is where the forecast gets a bit tricky. A cluster of thunderstorms will be rolling through the Ohio Valley in the later afternoon. As it approaches our region, we will be losing our daytime heating since it will be close to or past sunset. As such, we lost some of the support to keep these storms strong. Still, and isolated stronger storm is a possibility. Gusty winds are the main concern, but an isolated cell may produce hail. Many still stay on the drier side.

An isolated stronger storm will be possible this evening.

A second cold front will bring back some more showers and storms tonight into tomorrow. Again, the timing of the front hinders our chances for severe weather. While not impossible to see a storm get a bit gusty, that is not a major concern for our region. Low temperatures will be mild overnight Thursday into Friday.

Friday also looks unsettled.

We try to clear quickly on Friday, though we ultimately end up with isolated showers lingering into the afternoon. Shower chances taper off later in the evening, leaving us to enjoy relatively quiet conditions. Canadian high pressure starts to roll on in. Some fog will be possible heading into the Saturday and we cool off with lows in the 50s. Some models are trying to suggest a handful of spots into the upper 40s! That seems a bit too cool giving our overall pattern, but interesting to see in the data.

The weekend is looking like another great one at the moment! If we can get Canadian high pressure to build in quickly enough and hang tight over the region, we won’t have to worry about any showers passing through for the first weekend of the State Fair of West Virginia!

Saturday will feature high temperatures in the upper 70s for most. The coal fields might make into the low 80s, but it looks like we’ll be a little bit cooler than where we’ve been recently.

Sunday will be a bit warmer with most of us reaching into the 80s. This is still normal for this time of year and totally expected. Highs in isolated valleys may breach the mid 80s, but that will be limited to our local warmer spots.

Showers try to build back in Monday, but a mostly dry pattern prevails. A few spotty pop ups will be possible in the afternoon. Moisture tries to roll back in and highs top out in the low to mid 80s. We will not see a washout by any means, but it is important to keep in mind if you have plans to be outdoors.

Tuesday features a similar set up to Monday, if not a little bit warmer. Moisture continues to steadily roll in out ahead of our next organized system. The additional moisture, especially in the mountains, may allow for a handful of showers or storms. We do become more unsettled as we get into the middle of the week.

July has come to a close! On average, it is one of our warmest and wettest months. However, we aren’t done with summer that fast, as August is bound to bring us plenty more 80 degree days and humidity alongside it. As we approach the late summer season, stormy weather remains a hazard on our radar. At this point in the year, our atmosphere is very warm at the surface as well as aloft, which usually helps us steer clear of too much severe weather. However, our attention will remain focused on potential flooding and high water with any stronger systems that move through the region.

Your 10 Day Forecast.

Mostly dry. Isolated stronger storm late. Highs in the 80s.
Some fog. Stray showers. Lows in the 60s.
More rain likely. Highs in the 80s.
Looking dry. Highs in the 80s. 
Staying dry. Highs in the 80s. 
Looking dry. Highs in the 80s.
Spotty showers. Highs seasonable in the 80s. 
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s. 
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s. 
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s.

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