Stormy start, drying out tonight

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DISCUSSION: We try to clear quickly by lunch today, 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 morning Saturday and we cool off with lows in the 50s. Data seems to suggest there will be pockets of cooler air. It would not be surprising to hear of some spots in the low 50s, if we can break the clouds apart. A handful of spots may stay in the 60s.

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.

Temperatures will be a bit more comfy over the next 2 days.

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. Models are suggesting a faster approach of our cold front, meaning we could see showers and storms starting up on Tuesday.

More rain is in the forecast for Wednesday. Showers and storms are looking likely as our front keeps on pushing through. Highs will be a bit cooler, with many of us trying to get to 80, but falling short. This is all thanks to cloud cover and subtle shift in our wind direction. We try to dry out late Wednesday.

A few more dry days in the forecast.

Sunshine and high pressure are slated for Thursday. A little bit of cloud cover or some stray showers may linger early on, but we should see some big improvements. The afternoon looks even clearer than the morning on Thursday.

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

TODAY:
More rain likely. Highs in the 80s.
TONIGHT:
Trying to dry out. Some fog. Lows in the low 60s.
SATURDAY:
Looking dry. Highs in the 80s. 
SUNDAY:
Staying dry. Highs in the 80s. 
MONDAY:
Looking dry. Highs in the 80s.
TUESDAY:
Spotty showers. Highs seasonable in the 80s. 
WEDNESDAY:
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s. 
THURSDAY:
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s. 
FRIDAY:
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s.

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