Friday, November 30, 2012

Sun/cloud mix on your Friday with highs in the 50s! A nice weekend of weather will unfurl with afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s Saturday & 60s Sunday! A few rain showers are likely Sunday night/Monday AM. Cold front to bring more scattered showers Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Departing low pressure left light snow cover over some of our eastern mountains today. Elsewhere, things have been slowly drying out this evening. Regional radar looks clear but there is likely some mist still falling, especially in the eastern mountains where lingering moisture may produce some freezing drizzle as temperatures fall overnight. Our lows will be in the mid 20s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Also watch for patches of dense fog tonight and early Wednesday. Daytime weather conditions Wednesday will be mainly sunny with highs in the low 40s. Weather conditions through the rest of this week will stay mainly sunny & dry with highs reaching into the mid 50s! Next rain looks like sometime Sunday. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

We spend much of today under sunny skies with highs reaching into the mid 40s. Increasing late day clouds will bring showers into the Charleston area & western counties by 7 or 8 o'clock. A changeover to snow is expected before midnight as moisture spreads eastward into our state. Minor accumulations generally reaching 2 to 3 inches area expected across much of the area with maximum snowfall amounts in the eastern mountains. Lows will be in the upper 20s/low 30s tonight. Gradual clearing is expected from west to east by midday Tuesday. High pressure will keep mainly sunny skies in the forecast Tuesday afternoon through Friday with temperatures gradually getting warmer each afternoon. We'll finish out the week with highs in the mid 50s!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

 Below average temperatures maintain a strong foothold across the Mountain State with highs struggling to break into the low 40s this afternoon. Low level cloud cover slowly clearing out of the area thanks to high pressure to our south. Expecting partial clearing later this evening, through the overnight hours as that high pressure marches eastward. Another chilly night is in store tonight with lows falling into the upper 20s. We start out with patches of blue sky on Monday. With the sunshine, we'll see highs creeping into the mid/upper 40s. We may even see the mercury reach 50° in some spots Monday! But that next cold front will bring increased cloud cover and a mixed bag of precip Monday night/Tuesday.

Here's the breakdown: With the exception of our higher elevations above 3000 feet (where precip will be ALL snow), much of the forecast area will see rain showers Monday evening. But as temperatures fall below freezing around midnight-1 AM Tuesday, rain will changeover to snow across the lowlands of West Virginia. We could see a few click spots as we head out the door Tuesday morning with an inch or so accumulation. But widespread snow accumulation is not expected. Snow flurries will eventually give way to a rain/snow mix or just rain during the day on Tuesday. Any snow that didn't immediately melt will likely be gone by Tuesday afternoon. In the higher terrain, look for minor accumulations or 2 or 3 inches. Linger mountain snow flurries are likely into early Wednesday. Elsewhere, conditions will be dry but chilly for Tuesday night and Wednesday. 

We'll finish out the work week with mainly clear skies with daytime highs reaching into the upper 40s/low 50s. Next opportunity for rain comes Friday night/Saturday as a quick weather disturbance brushes northern West Virginia.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

We'll stay cool today with afternoon highs struggling to get out of the 30s. Lingering snow flurries may amount to an inch or so accumulation in the eastern mountains. Gradually clearing skies & chilly tonight with lows in,the low 20s. Sunshine Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Rain/snow mix on tap for Tuesday next week. Have a nice weekend!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Breezy with increasing clouds & scattered rain showers, especially this afternoon & evening. This front will continue to push eastward across Ohio & Kentucky through this morning and will affect our forecast area through tonight. Temperatures will plummet with nightfall, bringing lows into the mid to upper 20s tonight! This will change any leftover precip over to snow with only a skiff of snow accumulating in the mountains by Saturday morning. Gradual sunshine is on tap across much of the area for Saturday. Temperatures will be slow to rebound with highs only reaching the low 40s. We'll stay mainly dry for the remainder of the weekend. Another disturbance will bring more rain into the first half of next week.

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's mainly sunny this morning across most of our state today with a bulk of the cloud cover over in the Eastern Panhandle as that low pressure hangs around off the Carolina coast. Things will gradually warm up this week. We may even see 60° in some of the lowlands today! That's well above the 52° norm for today...Mainly clear tonight with lows hovering just above freezing. Mainly clear for the first part of Tuesday with increasing late-day clouds. Highs will reach the upper 50s again. Partly to mostly cloudy Wednesday as a weak front swings through. Not much moisture there, so there's very little chance for rain Tuesday night/Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day looks mainly sunny & calm with highs in the low 60s! Expect light rain showers Friday followed by a few light snow flurries Saturday night. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

We've had a string of nice days across the Mountain State. And today is no exception! We have clear skies with not a blip on the radar. Highs reach the upper 50s, approaching 60 in some spots. With all these nice days, rainfall on the month is 1.62 inches below average. Division of Forestry has much of WV under a high wild fire threat for this weekend. So use caution while burning...Another chilly night is in store tonight with a low of 33°.  If you're heading out into the woods tomorrow, look for temps in the low 30s before sunrise. The rest of the day will be mainly sunny with partly cloudy skies in the east. Temperatures will reach the upper 50s during the day. A weak front will cross our area Wednesday with light rain showers. But we'll have overall nice weather next week. It won't be quite as cold with highs in the mid/upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s/low 40s. . The next cold front will bring better chance of rain sometime Friday. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Forecast is breezy with increasing clouds this afternoon & evening as a cold front sweeps across the eastern US from southern Ontario to Texas. Gusts in the 20-30 MPH range are possible out ahead of the front, especially along our ridge tops in our northern counties later today. Scattered rain showers will spread eastward across the Mountain State tonight. Overnight temperatures falling into the low/mid 30s will likely trigger a changeover to sleet or even freezing rain/freezing drizzle in the wee hours Tuesday. Up to an inch of snow is possible in the high country above 3000 feet Tuesday morning. So watch for isolated slick spots when you head out Tuesday morning!

High pressure will build into the region behind the front Tuesday, keeping a dry & tranquil forecast through the rest of this week. Highs will top out in the upper 40s to low 50s each day under partly cloudy skies. Lows will sink into the upper 20s/low 30s at night.  We'll be watching brief slug of southern moisture trying to lift north & skirt our area later in the week. But it remains unimpressive at the moment. Will tell ya about any changes. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Here it is Wednesday already! I almost let this week slip right past me! Here's the latest on that Nor'easter that everyone is squawking about. Much of the forecast area will escape the clutches of this 'storm' with little more than persistent cloud cover. However, some areas in the  high country and in the Eastern Panhandle will see a skiff of snow overnight into Thursday morning. Lows will be plenty cold enough with temps falling into the mid/upper 20s. Most of the moisture associated with this system will have left our forecast area by Thursday morning, leaving with mostly sunny skies to finish out the work week. High pressure (pictured) ridging will move in quick on the heels of this system to provide warmer temps and copious sunshine into the weekend, lasting at least into Sunday evening. Gradually improving temperatures will bring daytime highs into the 60s and 70s this weekend! Nights will still be chilly with lows falling into the 30s & 40 under mostly clear skies. Have a great second half of the week & thanks for reading!