Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

I sure had a great time out at Central Primary School today speaking to the second graders. They were excited about Santa’s big arrival, which isn’t too far away. While I was visiting the west side of T-town I enjoyed a great Lunch at the famous Magies Diner!

There is no doubt that its feeling like the holiday season and we will be experiencing lows in the middle 30s tonight. A weak clipper system dropping into the Mid-Atlantic Region will send another push of slightly cooler air into the state. This will make it feel colder tomorrow, with highs staying in the 50s. There will also be more clouds around during the early morning tomorrow.

The long range forecast hasn’t changed much from the morning outlook. Friday and Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny days and this will mark the start of a warming trend. Highs will be nearing the 70-degree mark by Saturday and on Sunday we will have highs in the lower 70s.

A ridge over our region will keep the threat of rain very small through at-least Monday. While things will be stable here, the weather will be going downhill over the nation’s midsection. On the opposite side of the country, a big storm system will be making a move into the heart of the country. We could see a lone shower on the radar screen late Monday. Otherwise, we are looking dry for the most part. Our next best opportunity for rain still looks to occur around the mid portion of next week.

(Image: Friday Forecast Surface Map)

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist