Wet morning travel, becoming very windy today

Weather

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 7 PM Wednesday for Wyoming, McDowell, Raleigh, Fayette and eastern Pocahontas counties.

A High Wind Warning is in effect until 7 AM Thursday for northwestern Pocahontas county.

A High Wind Warning is in effect until 7 PM Wednesday for Summers, Monroe, Mercer, and Tazewell counties and 4 PM Thursday for Greenbrier County.

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday until 1 PM Thursday for Summers, Monroe, Mercer, and Tazewell County.

Wind alerts.
Wind alerts.

DISCUSSION: Temperatures into the afternoon will be able to climb into the 60s before cold air starts to push into the region behind the front. Showers exit to our east as we dry things out for the second half of the day.

Wednesday hourly planner.

Rainfall amounts won’t be high here locally, though winds speeds will really pick up in the afternoon even once we dry out. Gusts of up to 40-50 MPH are looking possible for much of the area. Be mindful if you find yourself driving next to big tractor trailers on the highway, as larger vehicles are affected much more by stronger winds. This could cause some isolated power outages and even some downed tree limbs. If you got a jump start on your holiday decorating, make sure all decorations are tightly secured.

Forecast wind gusts this afternoon.

If you are traveling on today, a good chunk of the country will be dealing with wet conditions. Snowy conditions are possible in the pacific northwest, as well as in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The central portion of the US is looking okay as well as the southeast coast.

Wednesday Travel Forecast

Thanksgiving will be dry, though it’s looking to stay breezy start out. Chilly temperatures will stick around as well, with highs making it into just the mid 40s by the afternoon. Winds should gradually die down the later on we get in the day.

For those heading out overnight for shopping, dress warm! Lows will drop into the low 30s, so you’ll find yourself shivering while waiting in line for the stores to open up if you aren’t layered up enough.

Black Friday will be a pretty quiet day. Temperatures will begin to warm up a bit as highs are back in the upper 40s, and wind should be much calmer as well. We will see clouds build back in Friday night as our next system approaches.

Rain is back in the forecast for the weekend. Temperatures will be mild on Saturday as highs climb to the 50s, but rain will be likely throughout much of the day. Showers will likely continue on through the overnight hours into Sunday.

The rain showers will start to let up by the middle of the day on Sunday, though a cool-down is in store for the latter half of the day. It does look possible that we will see some more snow showers return at some point late Sunday into early Monday. A cold start to next week is likely and some icy roads will be possible as well.

Much of November has featured temperatures that are below average, which has allowed us to feel almost like winter at times. For the most part though, our daytime and overnight temperatures have stayed above the freezing mark of 32 degrees and most of our precipitation has fallen as rain. Changes are in store once over the next few weeks as snow becomes a more regular occurrence. To get a general idea of amounts, our average snowfall for the month of December is 12.9 inches (We normally pick up just between 2 to 3 inches in November).

10 Day Forecast.

TODAY:
Showers early. Dry, but gusty later. Highs in the low 60s.
TONIGHT:
Still a bit breezy out there. Colder. Lows in the low 30s.
THANKSGIVING DAY:
Drying and cooler. Breezy early on with highs in the 40s.
BLACK FRIDAY:
Still quiet with highs in the upper 40s.
SATURDAY:
Rain returns. Highs in the 50s.
SUNDAY:
Showers early with snow possible later on. Highs in the 40s.
MONDAY:
Some snow possible early. Cooler. Highs in the low 40s.
TUESDAY:
Looking drier, but cold. Highs in the 30s.
WEDNESDAY:
Quiet. Cool. Highs in the 40s.

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