Friday Afternoon Forecast Discussion

The final of day of February turned out to be rather nice for us as temperatures made it into the 60s. Now rain is working into the coverage area and places like Fayette and Hamilton will see the shower activity first. Look for a band of light rain to slowly migrate southeast across the coverage area tonight. There could be a stray thundershower in the mix. This will be a lighter rain event and totals should only be in the 0.10” – 0.20” range.

Tomorrow the sky will grow mostly sunny, with highs in the afternoon reaching the 60s. The pleasant weekend weather will continue into Sunday, with highs near 70. Things will go downhill quickly on Monday as a powerful storm system will be dropping into the state.

You can expect highs near 70 on Monday will rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms may grow severe, with a sharp cool down into the 40s Monday night. On Tuesday, very cold air will continue to drop in and there will be a chance for snow showers on Tuesday. Right now we don’t anticipate any problems with icy weather on Tuesday; however, our focus now is on the severe potential Monday. This vigorous storm system will be out of the picture by Wednesday and this should allow for a partly sunny day. Temperatures won’t have long to modify in advance of another storm system on Thursday. This system could also produce some rain or snow showers late in the week. Stay tuned!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Weather