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Scattered Showers & Storms Through Saturday...Dry Rest Of Holiday Weekend

    A wave of low pressure moved through the region on Friday for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms. Quickly moving weather systems will bring a chance of scattered showers and storms through Saturday before high pressure makes for mostly dry conditions. Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy along with some fog forming late in river valleys. The overnight low temperature will be 67 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening hours as a weak cold front makes its way in close to the region. The high temperature will be 87 degrees.
    The Labor Day Holiday Weekend will start off with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered afternoon showers and storms on Saturday. The high temperature will be 86 degrees with the additional cloud cover. High pressure will move in on Sunday following a weak cold front for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will come in again at 86 degrees despite the additional sunshine with the cooler air behind the front. Labor Day Monday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure again remains anchored over the region. The high temperature will warm a bit to 88 degrees with the additional sunshine.
    Tuesday will be partly cloudy and dry as a warm front moves through the region. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees with the warmer air moving in behind the front. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms ahead of the trailing cold front. The high temperature will drop a bit to 88 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.
    Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as the cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will drop to 82 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the front. Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms as the front stalls over the region. The high temperature will drop again to 80 degrees.
    The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms as low pressure remains in place over the region. The high temperature will make it to 83 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the low. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms as the low will remain over the region. The high temperature will warm slightly to 84 degrees.

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were partly cloudy and dry with fog forming late 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. Thursday was mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms as forecast. The high temperature in Charleston came in at 90 degrees for the third straight day, which was three degrees warmer than the forecast high temperature of 87 degrees. Huntington's high temperature was 92 degrees. Neither city reported any rainfall.

    Tonight: Skies will be partly cloudy along with some fog forming late in river valleys. The overnight low temperature will be 67 degrees.

    Friday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms ahead of an approaching cold front. The high temperature will be 87 degrees.

    Saturday: The Labor Day Holiday Weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms with a weak cold front making its way into the region. The high temperature will drop to 86 degrees.

    Sunday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure moves in behind the departing front. The high temperature will come in again at 86 degrees despite the additional sunshine with the cooler air moving in behind the front.

    Labor Day Monday: High pressure will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will make it to 88 degrees.

    Tuesday: A warm front will move through the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees.

    Wednesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy along with scattered showers and storms ahead of the trailing cold front. The high temperature will drop a bit to 88 degrees with the additional cloud cover 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 to 82 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the departing front.

    Friday: The front will stall over the region for continuing showers and storms under mostly cloudy skies. The high temperature will drop again to 80 degrees.

    Saturday: The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms on Saturday as low pressure remains in place over the region. The high temperature will make it to 83 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the low.

    Sunday: The low pressure system will again be in place for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and storms. The high temperature will warm slightly to 84 degrees.

    One Final Note: The first two days of September both registered with high temperatures of 90 degrees in Charleston. There were no 90 degree days last September in Charleston and the year before that saw just one, a 90 degree high temperature on September 10, 2013!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach