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Jim Barach's Outlook
from the Storm Team Weather Center

Cold Tonight...Much Milder Thursday

Jim Barach **Freeze Warning Tonight For Clay, Jackson, Roane, Calhoun and Braxton Counties in West Virginia, Meigs and
Athens Counties in Southern Ohio**

A cold air mass that has moved in over the region following yesterday's cold front made for a cooler day on
Wednesday despite abundant sunshine. Skies will stay clear tonight which will allow the mercury to fall all the way to a
chilly 33 degrees. Because of this, a Freeze Warning has been issued for several counties in West Virginia and Ohio
that are listed above. The overnight low temperature in Charleston will fall to 33 degrees.
Thursday will see a warm front move through the region which will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry
conditions. The warmer air behind the front will push the mercury up to 74 degrees. Friday will see the trailing cold
front move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms, mostly early in the day. The
early arrival of any storms will decrease the threat of any severe weather. The high temperature will rise in the warmer
air ahead of the front to 76 degrees.
The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies and cooler conditions as low pressure moves in behind the
departing cold front. There is a chance of a few scattered showers at times with the high temperature dropping to 70
degrees. Sunday will be mostly sunny and dry with high pressure moving in over the region. The high temperature will
warm a bit to 72 degrees with the additional sunshine.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with rain showers as a warm front makes its way through the region. The high
temperature will warm a bit to 75 degrees. The trailing cold front will move in over the region on Tuesday which will
make for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will make it up to 77
degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front.
A large upper level low pressure system will move in over the region behind the departing cold front. The cold air
with the low will generate cloudy skies on Wednesday along with rain showers. The high temperature will drop to 65
degrees. The low will remain in place over the region on Thursday which will make for mostly cloudy skies along with
scattered rain showers. The high temperature will drop down to a chilly 60 degrees.
Friday will be cloudy with rain showers as the low will remain as the region's dominant weather feature. The high
temperature will drop again to 58 degrees. The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain
showers as low pressure remains over the region. The high temperature will warm a bit to 59 degrees.

A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were clear and dry as forecast. The overnight low
temperature dropped to 42 degrees which came in four degrees warmer than the forecast low temperature of 38
degrees. Skies were mostly sunny, dry and cool on Wednesday as forecast. The high temperature should come in
close to the forecast high temperature of 61 degrees.

Tonight: Skies will be clear and along with a cold air mass will make for a dry and chilly night. The overnight low
temperature will fall to a cold 33 degrees. Freeze Warnings are listed up above.

Thursday: A warm front will move through the region which will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry
conditions. The high temperature will warm to a mild 74 degrees.

Friday: The trailing cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms. The high temperature will rise a bit to 76 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front.

Saturday: The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with a chance of a few scattered showers as low
pressure lingers over the region in the wake of the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to 70 degrees.

Sunday: High pressure will move in over the region for mostly sunny skies along with dry conditions. The high
temperature will be a comfortable 72 degrees.

Monday: A warm front moving into the region will make for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered rain showers.
The high temperature will warm to 75 degrees in the warmer air behind the front.

Tuesday: The trailing cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms. The high temperature will make it to 77 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front.

Wednesday: A large area of low pressure will move in over the region which will make for cloudy skies along with
rain showers and cooler temperatures. The clouds, showers and cooler air will drop the high temperature down to 65
degrees.

Thursday: Low pressure will remain in place over the region for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered rain
showers. The high temperature will drop again to 60 degrees.

Friday: Low pressure will again be the region's dominant weather feature for another day of cloudy skies along with
rain showers. The high temperature will fall to 58 degrees.

Saturday: The next weekend will start off with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered rain showers as low pressure
remains in control. The high temperature will warm slightly to 59 degrees.

One Final Note: For the first time in a week, the high temperature in Charleston didn't reach at least 70 degrees.
There is a chance it won't even reach the 60s. Yesterday's paltry rainfall total of .02" was also the first measurable
precipitation in a week.
--Jim Barach
Storm Team Meteorologist
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014 3:44 PM EDT






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