Sunshine and seasonable weather return to kick off new workweek
Wintry weather possible Wednesday into Thursday
- Decreasing clouds tonight
- Sunshine returns Monday
- Watching Wednesday & Thursday for possible wintry weather
Tonight will feature decreasing clouds with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Some patchy fog is possible across the higher elevations and along the river valleys.
MONDAY & TUESDAY
Sunshine makes a return as we kick off a new workweek. Expect near-seasonable high temperatures -- mostly in the mid to upper 40s and lower 50s.
Tuesday will feature increasing cloud cover ahead of our next weather maker. Expect a mix of sun & clouds. Highs will be cooler than Monday -- generally in the 40s.
WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
We’re trending on the active side with many models showing a powerful cold front moving across the country arriving here mid-to-late week. This will bring back colder temperatures and the chance for precipitation. If everything lines up correctly, some hometowns could see a wintry mix both Wednesday and Thursday.
As of right now, a cold rain will be the main precipitation type for most of our hometowns. That rainfall could add up to 1″+ in many communities.
The timing and precipitation types will change between now and then. Once model agreement increases with this system, our confidence will increase on exact timing and precipitation. Stay tuned as we continue to look at the latest data and fine-tune the forecast.
COLDER CONDITIONS REMAIN
Past the strong mid-week front we will have colder air continue to set the stage. Afternoon highs will read in the 30s and low 40s with overnight lows dropping into the 20s and low 30s. We could see some upslope snow showers for the mountains of West Virginia on Friday and Saturday as this low pressure system tries to exit. Gusty, northwest winds will be with us to close out the week. Calmer conditions start to build in by next weekend.
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