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A Few Storms On Saturday...Mostly Dry & Hot The Rest Of The Holiday Weekend

    A few showers and storms were trying to fire up Friday afternoon without much luck despite the hot and humid conditions. A weak front will make its way into the region on Saturday which will set off a few afternoon showers and storms before dry conditions set in for Sunday and Labor Day Monday. Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy with fog forming late in river valleys. The overnight low temperature will be 67 degrees.
    The holiday weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of scattered afternoon showers and storms as a weak cold front moves in near the region on Saturday. The high temperature will be 87 degrees. High pressure will make its way back into the region on Sunday for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will make it to 89 degrees with the additional sunshine. Labor Day Monday will be partly cloudy, dry and hot under high pressure. The high temperature will make it to 90 degrees.
    Tuesday will be partly cloudy and dry as a warm front makes its way through the region. The high temperature will again make it to 90 degrees. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms ahead of the trailing cold front. The high temperature will drop a bit to 85 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.
    Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as the front stalls over the region. The high temperature will drop again to 82 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with rain showers as low pressure remains in place over the region behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to 78 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the departing cold front.
    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 on Saturday. The high temperature will warm slightly to 80 degrees. Sunday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure strengthens over the region. The high temperature will warm again to 82 degrees. Monday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure again the region's dominant weather feature. The high temperature will make it to 83 degrees.

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were partly cloudy and dry with fog forming late at night in river valleys as forecast. The overnight low temperature came in at 66 degrees which was one degree cooler than the forecast low temperature of 67 degrees. Friday was partly to mostly cloudy with some scattered afternoon showers and storms as expected. The high temperature in Charleston made it to 90 degrees for the fourth consectutive day. Huntington's high temperature was also 90 degrees. Neither city reported any rainfall.


    Tonight: Skies will be partly cloudy and it will stay dry with fog forming late in river valleys. The overnight low temperarture will drop to 67 degrees.

    Saturday: The holiday weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of afternoon showers and storms. The high temperature will be 87 degrees.

    Sunday: High pressure will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions across the region. The high temperature will make it to 89 degrees.

    Labor Day Monday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry under high pressure. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees.

    Tuesday: A warm front will move through the region which will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will come in again at 90 degrees.

    Wednesday: The trailing cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered afternoon showers and storms. The high temperature will drop to 85 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.

    Thursday: The cold front will move through the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms. The high temperature will drop again to 82 degrees.

    Friday: An area of low pressure will form over the region following the cold front for mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will fall to 78 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the front.

    Saturday: The next weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will warm slightly to 80 degrees with the additional sunshine.

    Sunday: High pressure will make for another day of partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will warm a bit to 82 degrees.

    Monday: High pressure will strengthen over the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will make it to 83 degrees.

    One Final Note: Today looks like it will be the fourth straight 90 degree day in Charleston. The last time we have seen that many consecutive 90 degree days was May 7th through the 11th. Interestingly enough, both those streaks were outside the traditionally hottest months of June, July and August!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach