We are getting way up in the West Virginia Panhandle for tonight’s forecast. There is a nasty autumnal storm moving through the Plains, which will only bring the same for the Ohio Valley this week. But how nasty might it get?
At 953PM, ET, the Weirton area was reporting a temperature of 53 degrees with clear skies. The eastern US is under high pressure, but an active area of low pressure threatens to change the pattern. This feature is in the early part of it’s life cycle, existing as an elongated pressure trough centered from Minnesota to eastern Oklahoma. The jet exit region of the trough fostering this low will strengthen and course the system to occlude and take on the more typical comma shape of strong transitional season systems.
Already, the system is ejecting some high cirrus that is nearing northern West Virginia, and that will ensure that gray skies are the order of the day tomorrow, even before precipitation arrives. By tomorrow evening, the system will be mature and the first spots of rain will arrive. The front associated with this system will arrive with gusto between about 8 and 10pm, with rain and breezy conditions likely. The precipitation will clear out fairly quickly and with a shot of crisper air. Friday will be cooler but with more sun.
Tomorrow – Cloudy, with rain, and maybe an isolated rumble of thunder late, High 68, Low 47
Friday – Rain early, then cool, High 55, Low 45
TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 71, Low 46
Friday – Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny (early rain). High 58, Low 45
AW: Tomorrow – Warm; sun and areas of high clouds in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a passing shower High 69, Low 43
Friday – Some sun, then turning cloudy, breezy and cooler (Early rain) High 57, Low 45
NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, (Late rain) High 69, Low 45
Friday – Mostly sunny (early rain) High 57, Low 43
WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. High 68, Low 48
Friday – Mostly sunny (Early rain), High 55, Low 46
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with scattered showers, High 68, Low 44
Friday – Mostly sunny, High 56, Low 42
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain overnight and in the evening. High 69, Low 45
Friday – Rain overnight. High 58, Low 44
It’s going to rain, but at least it will have the decency to do so overnight. Pretty good agreement all around!