WBOY STORMTRACKER 12 WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
After a dry and nice Hump Day, Thursday will be much of the same except for one thing...humidity! After starting off pretty foggy across the Mountain State, we're seeing plenty of afternoon sunshine and a few clouds. A weak high pressure system to our south is slowly pushing eastward giving us really nice weather, but it's bringing in humidity with its moist air while raising our dewpoints into the mid-to-upper 60s. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 80s, but could feel like 90 to the west of I-79 with the heat and humidity. All the moisture could spark an isolated shower in our mountain counties. Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep hydrated on what's going to be a warm day.
Overnight, we'll see a few clouds and areas of fog redevelop across north-central West Virginia. Low temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 60s because of the cloud cover. Things will start sticky on your Friday as a cold front moves from the north and west. With it, we're going to see a chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning in the midday and afternoon hours. The greatest chance of severe weather is going to be in our western counties as well as along and north of US 50. Strong winds and heavy downpours are possible with a slim chance of small hail also in the cards. Storms will be off and on throughout the latter half of the day tomorrow. High temperatures will reach the low-to-mid 80s with humidity before the cold front comes through and cools things down.
The weekend will see a mixed bag of weather - sunshine, showers, and non-severe thunderstorms - as the cold front moves south but stalls and gives us an unsettled weather pattern. Temperatures will be in the 70s Saturday and Sunday, with still sticky conditions as dewpoints will be in the lower 60s. The weekend will not be a total washout, but have rain gear and alternate plans at the ready just in case due to the storm chance. Showers and rain chances continue into the beginning and middle of the work week as temps remain seasonal in the 70s.
THURSDAY: Mainly sunny, hot, and humid with a chance of a mountain shower. High: 87. Wind: SSW 5-15 MPH
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with areas of fog developing. Low: 67. Wind: SSE Light
FRIDAY: Increasing clouds with scattered thunderstorms beginning midday. High: 85. Low: 65.
SATURDAY: Partly to mainly cloudy with showers and storms. High: 75. Low: 58.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and seasonal with a chance of showers/storms. High: 72. Low: 57.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with passing showers and thundershowers. High: 75. Low: 60.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with a chance of showers and downpours. High 78. Low: 62.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with some showers. High 76. Low: 58.
--StormTracker 12 Meteorologist Scott Sincoff
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