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September Looking Hotter Than August...At Least For A Week

 

We came close to our first 90 degree reading of August yesterday...touching 89 in both Huntington and Charleston. That meant there were no official 90 degree days for the month in either city. We may well hit 90 on the first day of September. Some river fog is burning off this morning and leaving us with lots of sun to begin the day...and temperatures will quickly take off. We'll reach 85 at midday and should get to just about 90 this afternoon. If we do...it will be our first 90 degree day since July 29. It's far from a record, though...that was a scorching 104 degrees...ouch! With some humidity in play I would expect some small showers and thundershowers to form around 1-2 PM...but with no fronts or boundaries around this development should be very limited...and mostly confined to areas east of US 19. I'd put the risk for a shower there at about 20-30%...with the rest of us around 10%. It's not a 0 chance but it's very likely you'll stay dry today.

 

Any showers will fall apart this evening as the sun sets. We'll fall to around 68 degrees. There is a disturbance moving in from the west Wednesday morning and I could see that producing some brief, scattered morning showers in our area. Those will move out by midday with some sun returning and a high again reaching up around 90 degrees. A couple of isolated afternoon thundershowers will form but again, coverage will be limited.

 

I think any thundershower development Thursday and Friday will be confined to eastern WV. Otherwise it's hot and muggy for the end of the week and start of the Labor Day weekend. We'll see a high of 90 Thursday and 92 on Friday...perhaps the hottest weather of the entire Live on the Levee season!

 

Saturday will be up around 90 as well with only an isolated thundershower chance. More than likely the weather will be dry up in Morgantown for the season opener, but it will be a hot one with temperatures in the 80s for tailgating. Evening temps should drop into the 70s.

 

A backdoor cold front (moving in from the east, not west) will hopefully move in Sunday morning. If so it should allow for a drop in humidity Sunday with a high of 86. That would be great news for the Thundering Herd opener in the mid-afternoon.Labor Day Monday appears dry and warm at 89 but humidity shouldn't be as high as it is this week...so all in all a good looking holiday weekend lies ahead.