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Warmer & More Humid For The Weekend...Chance Of Scattered Showers & Storms

    A high pressure ridge has shifted to the east which is allowing the wind flow to switch to the southwest. That means a warmer and more humid air mass will move in for the weekend which will push temperatures above normal as well as bring back a chance of scattered showers and storms through much of next week. Tonight, skies will be mostly clear with some fog forming late in river valleys. The overnight low temperature will stay at a seasonable 62 degrees.
    The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions on Saturday as high pressure will still be in control over the region. The high temperature will make it all the way up to 88 degrees along with higher humidity values that will make it feel even hotter. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some scattered afternoon showers or storms as low pressure makes its way close to the region. The high temperature will drop slightly to 87 degrees with the additional cloud cover and showers.
    Monday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or storms as low pressure will again be in place across the region. The high temperature will be 86 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and there will be another chance of some scattered showers or storms with low pressure still sitting over the region. The high temperature will make it back upt o 88 degrees.
    Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of scattered afternoon storms just from the continued presence of the heat and humid conditions. The high temperature will warm slightly to 89 degrees. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms as the hot and humid conditions will persist. The high temperature will come in at 90 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of a few afternoon showers and storms with the hot and humid air mass still in place. The high temperature will drop a bit to 88 degrees.
    The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of showers or storms as the summer-like pattern of hot and humid conditions continues. The high temperature will come in again at 88 degrees. A Drier air mass will move in for Sunday which will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees. Monday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure will again be in place across the
region. The high temperature will drop slightly to 89 degrees.

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were mostly clear overnight which allowed fog to form late in river valleys. The overnight low temperature came in at 54 degrees which was three degrees cooler than the forecast low temperature of 57 degrees. Friday was partly cloudy and dry as forecast. The high temperature in Charleston was 84 degrees which came in one degree shy of the forecast high temperature of 85 degrees. Huntington's high temperature was also 84 degrees. Neither city reported any rainfall.

    Tonight: Skies will be mostly clear with fog forming late in river valleys. Conditions should be near perfect for anyone going to Live on the Levee or Friday night football. The overnight low temperature will drop to 62 degrees.

    Saturday: The weekend will start off with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions on Saturday. The high temperature will make it all the way up to 88 degrees.

    Sunday: An area of low pressure moving into the region will make for mostly cloudy skies along with a slight chance of afternoon or evening showers or storms. The high temperature will drop slightly to 87 degrees.

    Monday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or storms as low pressure will still be in place across the region. The high temperature will drop a bit to 86 degrees.

    Tuesday: Skies will again be mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers or storms. The high temperature will make it back up to 88 degrees.

    Wednesday: The heat and humidity will again combine for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms. The high temperature will warm slightly to 89 degrees.

    Thursday: The hot and humid conditions will continue with mostly cloudy skies along with scattred showers and storms. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees.

    Friday: There won't be any break from the hot and humid conditions as we head towards the weekend. Skies will be mostly cloudy along with scattered showers and storms. The high temperature will make it to 88 degrees.

    Saturday: The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of scattered afternoon showers and storms. The high temperature will be 88 degrees.

    Sunday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure makes its way back into the region along with a drier air mass. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees.

    Monday: High pressure will make for another partly cloudy and dry day across the region. The high temperature will drop slightly to 89 degrees.

    One Final Note: Today will mark the eighth straight day without any measurable rainfall in Charleston. There have been only seven days of measurable rainfall this entire month, but two of them brought more an inch of rainfall so for the time being we are still slightly ahead of normal precipitation for the month to date!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach