Friday, February 25, 2011

Cold air filling in behind the low pressure center progressing northeastward today. Strong gusty winds continue to blow as cold air mixes in, turning any lingering precip to snow tonight. We'll squeeze out just a few flurries before high pressure helps dry things out and clear out our sky Friday night. Much colder tonight with a low of 23.

After a chilly start, temperatures will warm up nicely Saturday into the mid 40s. A weak disturbance will toss a few low level clouds our way. Otherwise things stay dry and on the warm side until another system arrives Sunday night/ Monday. Expect patch drizzle, then scattered rain showers Sunday.

Still seeing a few question marks regarding the timing of Monday's weather. Ingredients for some severe weather and heavy rain are there. Also expecting more strong winds and flooding issues for the first part of next week. Cold air on the backside of the system will add a few snow flurries into the mix. Otherwise, next week's forecast will remain calm & dry with mild temperatures Tuesday through the rest of next week.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Warm front and southerly air flow ahead of a strong low pressure system does a good job keeping temperatures above normal today and tonight. Rain showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to spread into our area from the southwest this evening and into Friday. Some rain could be heavy at times...1.5 up to 2 inches of new rainfall will occur during the day Friday, creating water problems across the state. Many flood-prone areas are already running high with snow melt and recent rainfall. Flood warnings are in effect for much of West Virginia through Friday morning. Strong gusty winds will also develop overnight & into Friday as much colder air mixes in during the day Friday. Rain will change over to snow Friday evening as the low pressure center continues its northeasterly track. Things will start drying out Friday night and snowfall will be limited to maybe half an inch.

Friday night will be cold and breezy with temperatures dipping into the low 20s. A weak disturbance will pass north of our area Saturday. Any precip would be isolated to north of our area. We'll see a few clouds in the northern zones of WV. Temperatures this weekend will stay on the mild side but we'll temps gradually warming into the mid to upper 50s Sunday and Monday.

Another rain maker similar to tonight's will arrive Sunday night through Monday. This system looks like it will also produce a few thunderstorms and will dump an additional inch or so of new rainfall onto the area before cold air behind the front changes precip over to snow Monday night. A tranquil forecast returns to the Mountain State for the rest of next week with average temperatures for this time of year.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Low pressure and cold front will creep into the mountains this evening. Warm
air ahead of the frontal boundary will stick around long enough to keep rain
in the forecast until cold air sags into the region late tonight. This will
allow patchy freezing drizzle briefly, then we'll see a changeover to snow
showers for early Tuesday morning. Morgantown and low lying areas will stay
on the southern edge of the coldest air & snowfall accumulations will stay
on the lighter side. Some of the higher elevations in WV will measure a
couple of inches of the white stuff Tuesday. Some instability aloft will
also bring strong gusty winds and slight possibility for a few thunderclaps
overnight. Look for a low tonight of 24.

We wake up to a dusting of snow and persistent low level clouds Tuesday
morning. Otherwise, clouds will gradually diminish as the day progresses.
Even with a few peaks of sunshine, temperatures will struggle to reach above
freezing during the day.

We're expecting a foggy start Wednesday. Otherwise, high pressure willremain in control, providing a chance for more sunshine & warmer
temperatures during the day Wednesday. Temperatures will manage mid to upper

Thursday morning will start dry...but strong low pressure will bring thick
cloud cover and potentially heavy rain. Scattered rain showers will overrun
the area from the west around mid-morning on Thursday. Expect locally heavy
downpours with higher than average rainfall for this time of year. Cold air
Friday will change any lingering precip to snow for this weekend...Still a
few question marks in the weekend forecast. Rain/snow mix is likely with
temperatures still on the cool side.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Not a bad weekend ontap before return of winter weather next week...Southwesterly air flow & above average temperatures continue this afternoon with mild temperatures tonight. We'll see a warm start Friday  but a cold front will bring a quick shot of moisture and cooler temperatures. Expect just a few light sprinkles and breezy conditions to develop as the day progesses. Temperatures take a dip to around freezing Friday night.

High pressure will dry things out nicely on the backside of the cold front Friday but cool air lingers into Saturday. With a good deal of sunshine expected for Saturday we'll see temperatures topping out around 50.

High pressure will keep things cool and mild Saturday night into Sunday.  Another weak cold front will arrive Sunday night with a few light showers possible into Monday.

Low pressure and cooler temperatures bring a few rain showers and a brief wintry mix for early next week. Snowflakes and below freezing temperatures return to the forecast for Tuesday.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cold front brings strong gusty winds, abundant cloud cover & cooler temperatures this afternoon and evening. Scattered drizzle this afternoon will change to snow with nightfall. Limited moisture aloft and warm soil will keep snow accumulation to a minimum. Only the higher elevations will see measurable snowfall tonight of an inch or so. Low tonight: 23.

High pressure and dry air will take over and quickly clear our sky out early Tuesday. Plenty of warm air  will put temperatures in the 50s and 60s for much of the work week. A weak disturbance will provide perhaps some drizzle late Wednesday night and again on Friday night. Overall, things are stacking up to make for a nice week!

Friday, February 11, 2011

    Lots of needed sunshine yesterday and today...Southwest air flow finally brings above freezing temperatures. But winds and cloud cover will be on the increase this evening as a weak disturbance brushes mostly our northern zones Friday night into Saturday. A few flurries are possible, especially in the northern mountains tonight/early Saturday. Limited moisture aloft will keep accumulation on the lighter side. Temperatures fall into the low to mid 20s tonight.
    Snow flurries will gradually come to an end Saturday but low level clouds will stick around into Sunday. Despite the chilly start Saturday morning, a well deserved warming trend will begin and last well into next week. Temperatures will top out in the mid 30s Saturday, 40s Sunday. Another weak fast-moving disturbance will breeze by and deliver a few mountain flurries early Monday. Otherwise, the rest of next week will be dry and much warmer with highs reaching 40s and even 50s before the end of next week.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A few light snow flurries persist in some of our mountain counties. Otherwise things remain dry and calm overnight. Expect strong gusty winds through tonight and temperatures to drop quickly as bitter cold Canadian air arrives. Mostly clear sky will combine with gusts up to 25 MPH to drop the wind chill factor to well below zero tonight.

A weak disturbance will quickly progress through the southeastern US Wednesday. A few light flurries will be confined to southern zones of WV Wednesday. Accumulation will be on the light side with the fast-moving nature of the system.

Light southern precip aside, things remain generally dry and uneventful through Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will stay cold through the work week but will gradually rebound for the weekend and into next week. A couple of quick clippers brush the northern zones this weekend. We'll keepa slight chance of precip for this weekend. Those chances remain unimpressive.

Monday, February 7, 2011

     Low pressure wave crosses the Appalachians this evening and tonight. Light rain showers gradually edge eastward as the frontal boundary reaches our area.  Rain will change to snow quickly with nightfall. Accumulation on the order of 2 or 3 inches can be expected before things gradually dry out Tuesday evening. A few light snow flurries are possible in the southern part of the state and in our mountain counties early Wednesday.  Otherwise things will remain relatively calm for the rest of this week. Lowlands will stay dry until Saturday when another weak low pressure disturbance brings a few light snow flurries back into the forecast.

   Temperatures will be a more interesting story than our whatever precip we muster this week. Cold air behind tonight's front will bring temperatures down to the low to mid 20s early Tuesday. Much colder arctic air will arrive Tuesday night. Expect strong gusty winds to develop Tuesday night into Wednesday. With significant wind gusts and temperatures falling to single digits, Tuesday night will be bone-chilling...Wednesday will be about the same, with lows reaching single digits. We'll see a gradual warm up with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s for the second half of this week...and perhaps even in the 40s for this weekend!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Weak disturbance tracking up the Atlantic Coast will usher in more cloud cover and wintry mix initially in the southeast. Precip will be mostly rain/snow with a few isolated pockets of freezing rain before dawn on Saturday. Some slick spots could develop on roadways overnight before warmer brings a changeover to rain by mid-morning Saturday. We'll see all rain for the rest of the day Saturday with temps topping out in the low 40s. Rain will transition back to snow as nightime temps dip down to the upper 20s again Saturday night.

Expect an inch or two of snow on the ground by Sunday morning. High pressure will move and keep things dry for the rest of Sunday. We'll see a few peaks of sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 40s Sunday.

Several low pressure systems will cross the Appalachians next week. Look for a few lake effect snow flurries early next week. Temperatures will drop sharply as arctic air invades the region Tuesday. Another weather maker will arrive Thursday. Expect more accumulating snow and single digit temperatures to finish out the work week next week.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

High pressure brings a dry forecast with just a few high level clouds into Friday. Expecting a chilly night tonight with temps falling into mid teens in some places. Otherwise Friday will be peaches and cream. Southern air flow ahead of our next approaching system will allow warmer air to mix in & temperatures in the low 40s during the day on Friday.

The next low pressure system will toss heavier cloud cover our way as it scoots up the Atlantic Coast Friday night & Saturday. Wintry precip will overrun the area late Friday night with potential for freezing rain, sleet and some snow to create some icy spots early Saturday. Despite the messy start, Saturday will gradually warm up and dry out towards evening. Daytime high will be in the low 40s.

Sunday looks good with high pressure briefly bringing calm and dry conditions. But that will usher in a series of arctic fronts  for early next week. We could wring out a few showers during the first part of next week. Another quick drop in temperatures is on tap for the second part of next week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Strong pressure gradient associated with passing cold front brings much colder temperatures and strong gusty winds Wednesday. Temperatures starting this morning in the upper 40s will dip into the low in the teens tonight. With gusts up to 30 MPH, we've got a biting cold night in store with wind chill in single digits.  A few snow flurries and some light accumulations are possible this evening especially in our northern mountain counties through early Thursday morning. Otherwise, high pressure will move in to keep things dry but very cold for the rest of Thursday.

We'll stay dry and generally sunny Friday but another low pressure system will take a northerly track up the Atlantic Coast in time for the weekend. We could see a few snow flurries early Saturday morning with a changeover to rain during the day Saturday...then back to snow Saturday night. Some measureable accumulations are possible, especially in the higher elevations by Sunday morning. Temperatures will gradually rebound into the low 40s this weekend & nito next week. But we'll keep chance of showers in the forecast Sunday night through Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Strong low pressure lifts northeast into the Ohio Valley tonight. Warm air ahead of the front will keep temperatures in the upper 30s through tonight. So we'll keep rain in the forecast  through Wednesday morning.  Steep pressue gradient associated with the advancing cold front continues to produce some severe weather across the Central and Southern US.  An isolated thunderstorm is also not out of the question tonight as the frontal boundary edges closer to our area.

Much colder temeratures are in store for Wednesday. Expect strong gusty winds, especially in our mountain counties for much of the day Wednesday. Expect wind chill factor to plummet to single digits by Wednesday night. Cold air aloft on the backside of the low pressure system will quickly change rain over to snow sometime Wedensday afternoon. Snowfall accumulation will be on the light side. Look for an inch or two with some wrap around moisture likely tossing a few more flurries into the forecast Thursday morning.

Large low pressure system will exit stage right...High pressure will take over and things will settle down and dry out nicely for the rest of Thursday and Friday. Another wave of winter weather is on tap for this weekend. Expect mild temperatures and a wintry mix Saturday.