Tonight, the chances of rain are there early on, but we should see drier weather through the overnight. As we get closer to sundown, the chance of showers and storms will linger, especially with the passing of a line from northern West Virginia into southern West Virginia and Virginia. This line is expected to cross by the evening hours for Saturday. While a few heavy showers cannot be ruled out, these showers will gradually lose their strength with the loss of sunshine. As for the remainder of the overnight into Sunday morning, we enjoy a fairly dry forecast. While one isolated shower is possible, expect most to stay dry under mostly cloudy skies. Patchy fog is also possible, especially in the early morning hours for Sunday so be careful traveling. Overnight lows for tonight will drop into the upper 50s.
For your Mother’s Day forecast, we should see drier conditions compared to Saturday. So far, the morning will see mostly cloudy skies and one or two stray showers. Once we head into the afternoon, the chance for isolated storms will increase once we bring back the heating in the afternoon. A few of these storms could generate some heavy showers, but the chance of seeing any high-water issues is low. These issues will mostly be confined to poor drainage areas and lower creeks and streams. Outside of a few rumbles of thunder and lightning, the severe risk for these storms is very low as well. As you head out for Mother’s Day, remember that a few of these storms could appear, but don’t expect an all-day washout. Afternoon highs of Sunday will make a run for the middle 70s to end off the weekend.
Monday morning continues on with the chances of a few more scattered showers and storms. Packing the umbrella before you head out the door will help and remember slick travel to start off. Thankfully, as we head into the afternoon, our weather should take a turn for the better. Any evening showers will begin to lose their steam once we lose any daytime heating. This trend will continue into the overnight as we see a mostly cloudy night on Monday. The brief chances of breaks and dry time will see our temperatures only get into the low 70s.
Tuesday sees more chances of rain continue. This time with a passing low pressure system down to our south. At this time, our best shot at rain will be between the late morning into the early afternoon, with most of the rain concentrated near the state line of West Virginia and Virginia. During this time, slick travel will be possible. Keep the rain gear around as you continue on for your Tuesday forecast. Thankfully, relief is in sight as we head into the later evening hours for Tuesday. A high pressure system will begin to approach from the north, driving away any lingering showers and keeping us dry overnight on Tuesday. The cloudy skies and rain showers, however, will keep our temperatures average this time of the year as we stay in the low 70s.
Wednesday is gearing up to be a great day. High pressure once again remains in control and will keep us dry. If you missed your chance to get any outdoor chores done the past few says, early Wednesday morning or late Wednesday evening are looking like great times to get them done! Highs will remain average this time of the year as most reach into the middle 70s.
Thursday appears to be the last dry day before rain showers return on Friday. This will be the last chance to enjoy the beautiful, spring-like weather for the next several days so go out and enjoy the nice day! With high pressure providing more chances for sun, our afternoon highs should reach into the upper 70s.
Friday morning starts off calm as we see a dry morning commute. As we head throughout the day, high pressure will gradually move off to the east as our next weather system approaches. A cold front is expected to cross later in the day, first bringing in showers through the afternoon and evening. A few of these showers could be on the heavy side so expect some slick evening commute travel. These showers will only continue to build through the overnight as the main line passes with better rain chances possible as we head into Saturday morning. Before we see more clouds build in the afternoon, we should see some sunshine mixed in, which will allow our temperatures to reach the upper 70s.
Saturday is not the best start with the cold front continuing to pass. This will include some heavy showers at times and slick travel conditions in the morning. If you need to shop for groceries, I would definitely wait until the afternoon! This is because our afternoon and evening should see gradual clearing once the front passes. Your Saturday afternoon would be the best bet if you need to get outdoor chores done or if you need to shop for groceries. Despite the drier afternoon, mostly cloudy skies will persist and keep our afternoon highs in the low 70s.
In your extended forecast, hope you have enjoyed the 70’s because they appear to be sticking around! After enjoying them the previous week, and as we start to get closer to the end of May, the temperatures look to be sticking seasonably average this time of the year. As for rain chances, we will have a few chances on Saturday but that looks to be the extent. High pressure will look to build in next week, allowing sunshine to return once again. The beginning of your next week is looking to be your chance to enjoy the last bits of spring we have left.
Spring Fire Ban is currently in place for West Virginia and Virginia which lasts until May 31st and April 30th respectively. This means burning is prohibited from 7 AM to 5 PM that day. If you need to burn anything after 5 PM, you must make sure that it is completely extinguished by 7 AM the next day. Also make sure that all fires must have a ring or safety strip around it.
Isolated shower chance early. Lows in the upper 50s.
MOTHER’S DAY – SUNDAY
Isolated storm possible, plenty of dry time. Highs in the middle 70s.
AM showers/storms, clearing PM. Highs in the low 70s.
Showers and storms continue. Highs in the low 70s.
Great day to enjoy the sun. Highs in the middle 70s.
Another sunny and dry day. Highs in the middle 70s.
Showers return, more so in the evening. Highs in the upper 70s.
Showers early, drying PM. Highs in the middle 70s.
Sunny end to weekend. Highs in the middle 70s.
Dry start to work week. Highs in the upper 70s.
More sunny and nice weather. Highs in the upper 70s.