WBOY STORMTRACKER 12 WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
After some storms dropped hail, gusty winds, rain, and lightning across north-central West Virginia yesterday and last night, we are going to see a brief break in the action. The cold front that brought the active weather yesterday is finally moving out of the region which is allowing for relatively cooler and drier air to push in throughout the day. Leftover moisture with the mixing of cooler and warmer air gave us some early morning patchy fog. A brief area of high pressure will take over today giving us plenty of sunshine and friendly skies with highs around 80. Heat and moisture from the upper levels of the atmosphere may spark an isolated shower or storm.
Overnight, there is another chance for fog as high pressure is moving out and the elongated low pressure system that gave us active weather Thursday pushes back just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. We are looking at a mix of clouds, sunshine, showers, and storms for Saturday; some of those storms could be strong. Sunday is looking similar with a bit less sunshine. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 80s in the lowlands with slightly cooler conditions for the mountains. It won't be a total washout for us in the Mountain State, but you definitely want to have indoor plans ready just in case Mother Nature gets a little mad or sad.
As we head into Memorial Day, the active weather will be moving out, but lingering moisture will produce shower chances for observances across the region as well as for activities kicking off the unofficial start of summer. Drier weather will be present Tuesday and Wednesday with the possibility for a stray shower or pop-up storm. Highs will be in the 80s for the first half of Memorial Day week. Unfortunately, more rain chances and slightly cooler temperatures are on the horizon for the end of next week.
FRIDAY: A mix of sun and clouds with a stray shower or storm possible. High: 81. Wind: WNW 5-15+ MPH
FRIDAY NIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy with a chance for patchy fog. Low: 62. Wind: Light and Variable.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with popup afternoon showers and storms. High: 86. Low: 68.
SUNDAY: A mix of clouds with more showers and storms as the day progresses. High: 82. Low: 64.
MEMORIAL DAY: Mostly cloudy with lingering showers. High: 81. Low: 62.
TUESDAY: Mainly sunny to partly cloudy. Stray shower or storm. High: 87. Low: 65.
WEDNESDAY: A few passing clouds and mainly dry. High: 87. Low: 69.
THURSDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated to scattered showers. High: 79. Low: 61.
--StormTracker 12 Meteorologist Scott Sincoff
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