WBOY STORMTRACKER 12 WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
Monday started out on the sunny but cold side but by midday, clouds began to thicken and rain moved into the region from the South. And, except for Wednesday, we are setting up for fairly messy week with about very type of precipitation that can be forecasted. High temperatures were beginning to climb under the sunshine but the cloud cover has kept temps for today in the mid-40"s in the lowlands and the mountains as well. An upper level system from the south is moving into the Mountain State with widespread rain and showers and some mixed precip in the higher elevations. Rain will be heaviest as you go toward the eastern mountains overnight, there is the possibility of a wintry mix in the early morning hours before warmer air moves in and turns it to all rain.
Some dry air will move into the region tomorrow night however, rain and a chance of a rain/snow mix well linger a little longer in the mountains and then move east overnight. Temperatures tomorrow will struggle to get above 40 in the lowlands and hover in the mid 30's in the mountains. Cooler air will stay put as an area of high pressure moves in for a brief visit and our high temperatures will only reach the upper 30s Wednesday with dry conditions and partly cloudy skies.
Our late week forecast is a bit interesting as an upper level system moves in across north-central WV. Forecast models indicate a chance of sleet or freezing rain across some of the lowlands and mountain counties Thursday morning as temperatures will be around freezing. As temperatures slowly increase, things look to be mainly showery and rainy - a definite cold rain! - with some up sloping snow and few snowflakes mixed in as you get into the higher elevations through late Friday. Highs Thursday will be in the low-to-mid 40s with the same for Friday. As the week wraps up, drier air will begin to move across the region on Saturday with sunshine predicted for Sunday and Monday but it's going to be cold.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with an 80% chance of rain. Low: 35.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with mainly morning rain and snow showers then turning to all rain in the afternoon. High: 41. Low: 35.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 38. Low: 24.
THURSDAY: Cloudy with a chance of morning freezing rain then rain. High: 43. Low: 28.
FRIDAY: Mainly cloudy with rain, wintry mix then all rain. High: 44. Low: 35.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. High: 45. Low: 32.
SUNDAY: A mix of sun and clouds and dry. High: 40. Low: 30.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny. high: 42. Low: 26.
--StormTracker 12 Weather Specialist Bob Fulton
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