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Warm Weather Continues Into The Weekend

    High pressure made for plenty of sunshine along with some afternoon clouds with increasing humidity late in the day. With no trigger mechanisms to set off any showers, it stayed dry across the region. A cold front stalled over the northwest part of the region will make for a chance of some scattered showers and storms on Wednesday. Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy and it should stay dry across the region. The overnight low temperature will stay at a warm 58 degrees.
    Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with mostly dry conditions as the cold front moves in close to the region. The most likely area for any showers or storms will be in southern Ohio in the vicinity of the front. The high temperature will make it to 84 degrees. Thursday will see the front lift back to the north as a warm front for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will warm a bit to 86 degrees. Friday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure strengthening over the region. The high temperature will warm slightly to 87 degrees.
    The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms as another cold front makes its way close to the region. The high temperature will make it to 87 degrees. Mother's Day Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as the front be moving in closer to the region. The high temperature will warm all the way to 88 degrees.
    Monday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as the cold front moves into the region. The high temperature will drop slightly to 86 degrees with the additional clouds and showers. Tuesday will be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms as the front stalls over the region. The high temperature will drop again to 80 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler moving in behind the front.
    Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with lingering showers behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will fall to 77 degrees with a cooler air mass moving into the region. Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving back in over the region. The high temperature will drop to 74 degrees. Friday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure still in control over the region. The high temperature will fall again to 72 degrees.

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were partly to mostly cloudy across the region as forecast. The overnight low temperature dropped to 58 degrees which hit the forecast low temperature right on the money. Tuesday was partly to mostly cloudy and dry as forecast. The high temperature in Charleston came in at 86 degrees, two degrees warmer than the forecast high temperature of 84 degrees. Huntington's high temperature was 83 degrees. Neither city reported any precipitation.

    Tonight: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure in place over the region. The overnight low temperature will be 58 degrees.

    Wednesday: A cold front moving close to the region will make for mostly cloudy skies along with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm. The high temperature will make it to 84 degrees.

    Thursday: The front will lift back to the north as a warm front which will bring back partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will warm to 86 degrees.

    Friday: High pressure will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will continue its climb, making it to 87 degrees.

    Saturday: The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms as another cold front moves into the region. The high temperature will warm to 87 degrees.

    Mother's Day Sunday: The cold front will move closer for mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will warm again to 88 degrees.

    Monday: The cold front will move in for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will cool a bit to 86 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.

    Tuesday: The cold front will stall over the region for cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will drop to 80 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the front.

    Wednesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with some showers lingering behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to 77 degrees.

    Thursday: High pressure will move back into the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will drop again to 74 degrees with the cooler air mass moving into the region.

    Friday: High pressure will again be in control for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will fall to 72 degrees as the cool air mass will again be in place over the region.

    One Final Note: The average daily low temperature in Charleston is 50 degrees as of today. It will stay at 50 degrees or warmer through October 4th. That makes for 153 days of the year where the low by average doesn't fall below 50 degrees.

    Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach