Monday starts off with scattered showers. A few breaks in the rain can be expected just keep that umbrella handy all day. We are cooler thanks to Sunday’s cold front with highs struggling to reach the 70 degree mark. Rain will begin to pick up again through the late morning and the early afternoon as a system lifts up through the region. A few rumbles of thunder are possible in the rain, but won’t be common.

With the recent heavy rains from the weekend, we do have to watch smaller creeks and streams, along with other flood prone areas. Rain won’t be very heavy during the day, but it will be steady, and with an already saturated ground we’ll see more run-off than usual.

Tuesday, most of us stay dry but mostly cloudy. High pressure does it’s best to protect us from a southern system but a few showers are possible in the afternoon towards VA and the eastern WV mountains. Any showers will be light and shouldn’t pose any additional water issues. We remain near average with highs just over the 70 degree mark.

Wednesday again is a split day as another system inches closer to our region. A few passing showers are possible through the afternoon and evening. These won’t be the norm as sunshine peaks through for most. The extra sunshine will allow us to climb close to 80. Showers become widespread during the overnight hours.

Thursday will be a stormy and soggy day as a cold front continues to push in. Rain is likely through most of the day with coverage growing through the afternoon. A few thunderstorms will be embedded in the rain, as of now nothing looks severe but these spring cold fronts are tricky so we will be watching it closely as it comes by. Highs in the 70s.

Friday the remaining moisture with Thursday’s front will provide enough energy for showers in the morning. High pressure will work in our favor to help push that moisture out for the late afternoon and evening. Temps drop back to average near 70 degrees.

Saturday high pressure sits right over WV allowing us to clear up. The weekend so far looks great as we enjoy the classic, average late spring day with temps in the low to mid 70s.

Sunday features a few more clouds than Saturday but we’ll squeeze out another enjoyable day with temps inching towards the 80 degree mark. Clouds increase for the evening hours as a system grazes our most southern counties overnight.

MEMORIAL DAY, Monday welcomes a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures working back to the 80 degree mark. Rain looks unlikely for most with a small risk the farther south you go into VA as a low pressure system pushes through Tennessee into South Carolina later in the evening.

Through the extended forecast the unforgiving seasonal change and repeated systems bringing showers continues as our unsettled pattern continues. We’ll say goodbye to May with a roller coaster forecast.

Severe weather season is here, so make sure your thoughts are turning to preparedness! Refresh your emergency kit and grab that NOAA weather radio that’s still on your shopping list. We’ll continue to keep you up-to-date on the forecast so you can stay weather aware.

The Spring Fire Ban remains in effect. Remember you can only burn after 5 PM and before 7 AM each day. All fires must have a safety strip and you can only burn grass trimmings, leaves, brush and other vegetative materials. The fire must be attended at all times until it’s completely extinguished.

Rain at times, cloudy. Highs in the 70s.
A few clouds, showers south/east. Highs near 70.
A few showers more sun. Highs in the 70s.
Stormy, some strong. Highs in the 70s.
Lingering showers, clearing late. Highs in the 70s.
Sunshine! Highs in the mid 70s.
Sunshine to start / clouds late. Highs in the upper 70s.
Stormy again, showers. Highs in the 80s
Mostly cloudy, Mild. Highs in the 80s.
HOT. Highs in the upper 80s.