Sunday, September 30, 2012

We'll stay on the southern periphery of a closed low pressure system over the Great Lakes Sunday. This will toss some cloud cover into West Virginia, keeping things on the cool side. But there's only a slight chance of rain across a couple of our northernmost counties this afternoon. Otherwise, temps will stay in the mid/upper 60s under mainly cloudy skies. Tonight, expect gradually clearing skies on the backside of that departing low pressure with lows falling into the mid 40s. This will set us up for another foggy start Monday morning. Then sunshine is on tap for mid-morning into early afternoon with highs closing in on 70°. But a deep trough currently sweeping across the Mississippi River Valley will lift north, effecting our forecast area Monday evening into Tuesday. This system will have plenty of moisture to work with & we could see some locally heavy downpours with minor water problems possible towards the end of the week.

Another cold front will swing in from Canada to bring a sharp cool dwn & chance of rain late in the forecast (next Sunday).

Friday, September 28, 2012

Drier air will fill in from the north overnight into Saturday. Cool temps linger through the weekend with rain Sunday...Clearing skies will allow for some morning fog as temps fall into the upper 40s overnight. Bring a light jacket for Saturday morning & peel it off as you make your way to the stadium. We'll stay dry & partly cloudy with highs leaning on 70. Next weather disturbance will swing in from the north with rain Sunday. Monday looks dry. Rain possible Tuesday.

Some low level moisture lingering in the southern part of the state continues to provide rain shower activity today. Drier air mixes into our northern counties as we hang ourselves out to dry. High pressure will provide a mainly dry forecast overnight & into Friday. Lows will fall into the upper 40s/low 50s with patchy fog for Saturday morning. Saturday looks mainly sunny with highs in the upper 60s to 70°. Another disturbance will creep up for Sunday. Dry & mild Monday. Rain again Tuesday/Wednesday next week.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Upper level disturbances will ride along this stationary front as it lingers over the Appalachians into early Saturday. Periods of rain are expected today with highs in the mid/upper 70s. Some rain is in the forecast Friday. Looks like we'll be dry by noontime Saturday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thunderstorms streaming into our western counties at the 10:00 hour. Down around Point Pleasant, Ravenswood storms will be arriving in a few minutes. Scattered showers & storms will continue to stream in along our southern & western counties into early Thursday. A few storms that press eastward into central WV overnight could be capable of producing gusts to 20-25 MPH & locally heavy rain. Frontal boundary will waiver over the Mountain State Thursday & Friday. Rain is also not out of the question next Saturday morning. More tomorrow...

Some scattered shower/Tstorm activity now drifting eastward into our western counties. A few winks of sunshine this afternoon will allow some of the late-day storms to become severe across north/central WV. Impacts include gusts to 30 MPH or so along with locally heavy downpours. Hit/miss variety showers/storms could trigger a flood watch or two by Friday. Have a safe day!

Rain & thunderstorms today with some stout wind gusts from time to time. Temps will range in the mid/upper 70s, 80s in the south. Gradual drying with lows near 60 overnight.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lunchtime radar check shows leading edge of shower activity about to cross into WV, heading east. Showers & an isolated storm will slowly spread east & northeast across the Mountain State later today. Breezy ridge tops & a few Tstorms are possible tonight. Lots of warm air will mix into our area tonight as well. Lows will stay in the low 60s overnight! Breezy & rainy with scattered Tstorms for Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid 70s. Periods of rain are forecast into the weekend.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunshine & fair weather clouds with temperatures reaching the low to mid 60s across the Mountain State today. Cool overnight with patchy clouds & lows in the mid 40s. Patchy frost is possible again in our mountain counties overnight/Tuesday AM. After a chilly start, Tuesday will feature mainly sunny skies with increasing late-day clouds. A steady southerly flow will bring temps in the mid 70s along with rain & Tstorms back Tuesday night/Wednesday. Gusty winds & more widespread showers & Tstorms are expected Wednesday into Wednesday night with gradual clearing by Thursday. Daytime temps will continue to trend into the mid 70s all week with upper 50s/low 60s for lows. Hit & miss rain showers will continue to brush the forecast area into the first half of the weekend. Cooler & drier air is on tap for Sunday. Take a look at the HPC 3-day rainfall forecast. We'll pick up an inch or two of rain by Thursday. Will keep an eye on that for you! Have a great week!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

 Cool & breezy is the forecast into Sunday. Temps reach the low 60s during the day tomorrow thanks to this cooler Canadian air. You've got high pressure providing dry & mainly sunny skies into Monday. Night time temps will dip into the 30s Sunday night! Patchy frost is likely as we head back to work on Monday morning. Rain& warmer temps into the mid 70s return Wednesday. Welcome to fall!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Warmer today than yesterday with highs in the mid 70s. Cloudy & a bit breezy this evening. A mountain shower/storm is possible Friday afternoon as this cold front off to our west swings through. A stronger cold front could bring another dose of rain Friday night into Saturday. More on that later...

Monday, September 17, 2012

We'll need to watch for possible development of a severe weather threat Tuesday afternoon & evening, especially in the eastern half of West Virginia. The severe threat is even stronger as we look further east from central Virginia, into DC and as far north as eastern PA/NJ/southern NY. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are the primary threat late Tuesday into Tuesday night. Folks will need to monitor tomorrow's weather for developing severe potential and be ready to take action in the event of a sever weather outbreak.

In addition to the severe weather threat, folks in southern & central West Virginia will want to watch for high water associated with repeated heavy downpours Tuesday.

Remember, you can keep up-to-date with the latest National Weather Service watches & warnings by clicking the NWS logo on the right-hand-side of this page. you can also check the latest radar sweep by clicking on the NWS radar thumbnail on the right-hand-side!
From the National Weather Service there is a Flood Watch for the following counties in WV:  BARBOUR...BOONE... BRAXTON...CABELL...CALHOUN...CLAY...DODDRIDGE...FAYETTE... GILMER...HARRISON...JACKSON WV...KANAWHA...LEWIS...LINCOLN...LOGAN...MASON...MCDOWELL...MINGO...NICHOLAS...PLEASANTS... POCAHONTAS...PUTNAM...RALEIGH...RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...ROANE...TAYLOR...TYLER...UPSHUR... WAYNE...WEBSTER...WIRT...WOOD AND WYOMING in effect from this afternoon through Tuesday evening.

There is also a Flash Flood Watch for GREENBRIER...MERCER...MONROE AND SUMMERS counties during the same time frame as 2 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected later today through Tuesday night.

Latest radar imagery shows high reflectivity values still just south of our southern border with KY/VA. These bands of rain are expected to lift north/northeast into our area later today, keeping periods of rain in our forecast through early Wednesday. Despite the dry soils, repeated heavy rains could trigger flooding/flash flooding, especially in & around areas with poor drainage. A Flood/Flash Flood watch means that conditions MAY develop that lead to flooding. Monitor the latest forecasts & be prepared to take action in the event that warnings are issued.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

We close out the weekend on a dry note under partly sunny skies & temperatures near normal. A soggy forecast is in store for the first half of this week as copious amounts of moisture lift north into our area bringing a healthy dose of rain Monday & Tuesday. Will see a few strong wind gusts, especially Tuesday along our ridge tops. Isolated thunderstorms & excessive rain could also result in high water problems for our southern & eastern mountain counties. A nice cool down & drier weather awaits for the second half of the work week. Next chance at rain is expected late Friday into the weekend.

Here is the 3-day rainfall forecast by the HPC. More than 2.5 inches are forecast in our eastern counties through Tuesday night. Rain showers are expected across our southern counties early Monday, lifting north & becoming more widespread later in the day. Tuesday will be very soggy. Leftover showers are expected Wednesday AM.

Friday, September 14, 2012

We start off sunny & dry with highs reaching the low 80s in the afternoon. But we'll see increasing afternoon clouds and scattered showers & thunder this evening. Moisture will clear outta here in time to kick off a tranquil weekend with plenty of sunshine & highs in the 70s. Lows will range in the upper 40s to low 50s. Rain returns Monday.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The overnight low here in Morgantown was 48° and that's OK with me!
Our forecast remains sunny and pleasant through the work week as we
mark the arrival of meteorological Fall. Highs will reach the low 70s
this afternoon & another cool clear night is on deck tonight as lows
fall into the 40s again. But afternoon temperatures will become
increasingly warm/humid as lots of warm air surges in from the
southwest. Highs will reach the low 80s Tuesday & upper 80s by
Wednesday. Moisture will return late Friday into the weekend. This
will bring dew points into the low 60s along with our next chance at
rain just in time for your weekend.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wild, Then Wonderful

Three confirmed EF0 tornadoes in Queens & Brooklyn, NY yesterday! This
map shows yesterday's storm reports, including wind & hail damage.
There were no injuries reported but there were a whole bunch downed
trees & power lines & structural damage. You can read up on each
report on the SPC's website...

Cool, dry air behind the front brought tranquil weather into the mix &
temperatures fell into the low 50s under a starry sky Saturday night!
Today, dew points in the 50s & temperatures in the 60s & low 70s make
for a forecast that is ALMOST HEAVEN across the Mountain State! High
pressure will move into place & remain in our general vicinity through
pretty much all next week. As a result we'll have LOTS of sunshine and
a dry 7 day forecast. The cool air will stick around into the first
half of next week as lows fall into the 40s & highs only reach the low
to mid 70s. Warmer, more humid air will lift into our area by
Wednesday and highs will creep into the low/mid 80s by week's end.
We'll watch the next front slowly prog eastward out of the northern
Rockies & bring our next shot at rain sometime next weekend. Have a
great week & thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

From the SPC Saturday:Top left=probability of severe weather. Top right=probability of tornado development. Bottom left= probalility of damaging winds. Bottom right=latest radar image @ 3:00 AM. The strongest threat for tornadoes & damaging wind is well north of our area, PA/NY/NJ. But storms in our vicinity will still pack a punch, especially in the eastern most counties near DC/Baltimore. Stay alert & be ready to seek shelter indoors should severe weather develop.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Low lying clouds are slow to break up over northern WV this morning. Once they clear outta here we're gonna heat things up pretty quickly. Highs will be in the upper 80s & low 90s in spots. Rain & thunder could get going after midnight tonight & carry into the better part of Saturday. Cooler, fall-like temps this weekend.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday will be mainly sunny in the afternoon with highs in the mid
to upper 80s. We still have the tropical air mass leftover from Isaac
lingering across the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast. So our sensible weather
will continue to be on the muggy side and there is a slight chance for
an isolated shower or storm this afternoon. tonight's forecast is
mainly clear with lows dropping into the low 60s. Patch fog will
develop by Friday morning. Otherwise Friday will be mainly sunny and
warm with highs in the upper 80s.

Cooler temps are on the way for this weekend. But that cool down comes
with a cost. We could see showers/storms as early as Friday night as
the next cold front swings through. At the moment Saturday looks
pretty soggy but Sunday will be drier. Temps will be comfortable with
highs in the low 70s & lows in the upper 40s/low 50s! Monday next week
looks sunny & dry with highs in the low 70s.

Check out how much cool air sinks south this weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Partly/mostly cloudy overnight with small chance for isolated showers & storms mainly across our southern & western counties. Still muggy with lows in the mid 60s. Some patchy fog is possible Thursday morning. Hot & humid again Thursday with slight chance for a shower/storm in the afternoon. Rain/storms on tap for this weekend.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Warm, muggy & unsettled weather pattern continues Tuesday across the
Mid-Atlantic states as the lingering effects of Issac dominate the
forecast. Lingering tropical moisture will keep the threat for
scattered afternoon showers/storms over West Virginia this afternoon
as highs reach the mid 80s. Any thunderstorms that creep up this
afternoon could produce locally heavy rainfall & minor high water
problems in spots. Our overnight will remain muggy & mostly cloudy
with a chance for leftover rain/thunder into early Wednesday. Lows
will stay in the upper 60s. Eventual clearing is forecast by Wednesday
afternoon as high pressure provides a brief break from the wet weather
into Wednesday night & for much of the day on Thursday.

A weak disturbance will cross our area Thursday night with little
moisture to work with. So we can expect just a few passing clouds and
perhaps some isolated drizzle in the eastern mountain counties
Thursday/Friday. Another upper level disturbance is timed to bring
rain & slightly cooler temperatures Friday night into the coming

Pictured, we still have warm, moist air lifting steadily northward. We
can also make out the next weak cold front timed for Thursday night.

Monday, September 3, 2012

77 years ago the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 made landfall, killing
600 people including hundreds of WWI veterans who volunteered to build
a bridge over the FL keys. After the disaster, the bridge was never
finished & stands asan unofficial monument to the fallen. With a
pressure of 892 mb, it is still one of the most intense hurricanes to
make US landfall in reorded history! To put it into perspective,
Katrina had a pressure of 920mb & Isaac had a pressure of 968mb. It
created $6 million in damage (in 1935 $$). These are pics of damage,
including the derailed train that tried unsuccesfully to rescue the
WWI veterans + the storm track...another example fury of mother nature
& the fragility of life.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Raining across a large portion of northern WV this morning. Lots of rain expected in the next two days. Could see some Tstorms bringing heavy downpours and potential flash flooding, especially in our mountain & eastern counties. Highs in the 80s + dew points in the upper 60s & 70s will make for a warm, muggy forecast through most of this week. Moisture will be slow to clear out with eventual drying & more sunshine by Thursday.