Dry and Sunny Friday
WBOY STORMTRACKER 12 WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
Thunderstorms Thursday brought heavy rain and hail to north-central West Virginia. Luckily, that system is moving out and will be drying us up to round out the work week. Friday will bring us a cool start to our day with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. As high pressure comes in for a brief visit, that will give us plenty of sunshine and warmth with temperatures rising into the 70s by the end of the afternoon with breezy conditions and gusts up to 25-30 MPH. Low dew points will make things pretty comfortable so if you’re going to do anything outside for the next few days, today is the day to do it.
As we head into Saturday, clouds will increase with the chance of an isolated sprinkle to kick off Father’s Day weekend. Things will be mainly dry for the first half of the day minus that stray shower chance, but humidity and a little bit of sunshine could spark some showers and thundershowers late in the day with mainly heavy rain. Temperatures will be much warmer Saturday into the low 80s. The humidity and warmth will stay around for Father’s Day. Unfortunately, so will the rain and storm chances. Scattered showers and storms are in the cards for Sunday with heavy rain, gusty winds, and possible hail so make sure you hang out with Dad indoors. A few of the storms could be strong as well.
The wave of rain and storms will stay through the rest of the week. Lots of moisture is being pumped in from the Gulf of Mexico as the low pressure system providing these rain and storm chances look to be stalled into at least Thursday. Be on the lookout for flooding especially in areas with poor drainage and in low-lying areas as the week progresses. Temperatures will remain on both sides of 80 degrees.
FRIDAY: Early morning sprinkles and morning fog, then turning mostly sunny. High: 74. Wind: WSW 10-25 MPH
FRIDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds with the chance of a pre-dawn sprinkle. Low: 50. Wind: Light and variable.
SATURDAY: A mix of clouds and sun with a stray morning shower and isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers toward the afternoon and evening. High: 82. Low: 65.
SUNDAY: Variably cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High: 81. Low: 68.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with showers and storms. High: 80. Low: 66.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with showers and downpours. High: 78. Low: 63
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and storms. High: 79. Low: 63.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High: 80. Low: 65.
–StormTracker 12 Meteorologist Scott Sincoff
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