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Fall Transitioning Back to Summer Weather Starting Today


We're waking up to more cool temperatures on this Friday morning...and some thick river fog in spots as well. Once that fog lifts we'll be in line for a lot of sunshine across the area. Sure, we'll pop some scattered cumulus clouds around lunchtime but overall I would expect quite a bit more sun today than we've seen the last few days. That, combined with a wind shift, will act to bring Summer back to our area after a nice spell of Fall-like weather. High pressure has shifted to our east and winds have turned into the southwest for today, pushing us to 77 at Noon and a high of 84. 84 is right at normal for this time of year...and with dewpoints still in the 50s it will still feel pretty comfortable out there.


Evening plans are looking awesome, whether Live on the Levee or the start of High School Football. For Week 1 this is perfect weather, with temperatures falling into the 70s under mainly clear skies and low humidity. Overnight we'll fall to around 60 degrees with patchy fog.


Temperatures and humidity will inch up Saturday, to the point where it will definitely feel like Summer by afternoon. Highs will reach around 88 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds and dewpoints will be in the 60s. Nothing we haven't seen before but it will be our warmest day in over a week. For our local area it appears dry but some isolated showers may pop in far eastern WV near the Virginia border and also out west closer to I-75.


A disturbance tracking out of the South on Sunday will spread more clouds in here and with increased moisture comes and increased shower/storm risk. It still looks isolated for most of us, at least for most of the day...with the greatest chance in eastern and southern WV and Kentucky. Highs will reach 87 with more clouds than sun. As we head into Sunday evening and overnight there's a better chance of some of those showers moving farther north. Not a bad thing as we could use some rain.

Scattered showers/storms will remain in the forecast Monday as a front slides by...then the heat will really be on for the middle and end of the week. A ridge of high pressure will build over the Ohio Valley, allowing temperatures to reach near and eventually above 90 degrees. By Thursday and Friday we could be above 90 and that hot, mainly dry weather looks like it could continue through the Labor Day Weekend.

Next week's forecast will also be predicated on what Tropical Storm Erika does. She's weak for now and will be crossing Hispanola today. The high terrain on that island frequently tears storms apart and it's possible there's not much left of her by Saturday. However, assuming a circulation holds together it could approach South Florida Monday morning below hurricane strength...and then slowly move up the SE Coast through the middle of next week. It would primarily be a rain, not wind, maker.








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