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Scattered Showers Or Storms Early Thursday...Becoming Dry & More Comfortable

    A weak cold front will move into the region late tonight which will make for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms between midnight and daybreak. Rainfall totals should be in the quarter to half inch with skies clearing rapidly behind the front. The overnight low temperature will stay at a warm and muggy 72 degrees.
    Thursday will start out with the storms but rapid improvements will take place in the late morning with lower humidity along with a high temperature of 88 degrees. Friday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving in behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to 86 degrees with the cooler air moving in behind the front.
    The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of shower or storms as another weak front moves through the region on Saturday. The high temperature will make it to 89 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front. Sunday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving in behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to 88 degrees with some cooler air moving in behind the front.
    Monday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure strengthening over the region. The high temperature will work its way back up to a hot 90 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as a front moves into the region. The high temperature will drop to 87 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.
    Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with showers as the front stalls over the region. The high temperature will drop again to 83 degrees. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as another front moves into the region. The high temperature will warm slightly ahead of the front to 84 degrees.
    Friday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as the front stalls in place over the region. The high temperature will drop again to 82 degrees with clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the front. Saturday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure makes its way back in across the region. The high temperature will come in at 85 degrees.

 

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were partly cloudy with fog forming late as forecast. The overnight low temperature came in at 71 degrees which hit the forecast low temperature right on the money. Wednesday was partly cloudy with mostly dry conditions as expected. The high temperature in Charleston was 90 degrees which came in two degrees shy of the forecast high temperature of 92 degrees. Huntington's high temperature was 91 degrees. Neither city reported any rainfall.

    Tonight: Skies will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms moving in during the overnight hours ahead of an approaching cold front. The overnight low temperature will come in at 72 degrees.

    Thursday: The day will start out with the morning showers and storms that will taper off to partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will come in at 88 degrees.

    Friday: High pressure will move into the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will drop to 86 degrees with the cooler air moving in behind the front.

    Saturday: The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms as a weak cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will make it to 89 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front.

    Sunday: High pressure will again move in over the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will drop to 88 degrees with cooler air moving in behind the front.

    Monday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure strengthening over the region. The high temperature will make it up to a hot 90 degrees.

    Tuesday: A cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms. The high temperature will drop to 87 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.

    Wednesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with rain showers as the front stalls over the region. The high temperature will drop to 83 degrees.

    Thursday: Another cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms. The high temperature will warm slightly to 84 degrees.

    Friday: The front will stall across the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms. The high temperature will drop to 82 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.

    Saturday: The next weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions as high pressure makes its way back in across the region. The high temperature will warm to 85 degrees.

    One Final Note: July is on its way into the books as a very wet month but also cool. The precipitation total is at 7.50" so far, more than three inches above normal to date. The average monthly temperature is on the cooler side of normal, but only by less than a degree with just a few days left!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach