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Anniston, Alabama to Weirton, West Virginia

As Florence continues to bear down on the Eastern Seaboard, we’re taking a 2-day road trip from northern Alabama to extremely northern West Virginia. Why are we driving into the possible future path of Florence? Heck if we know.

DAY ONE

High pressure controls the Great Lakes down into the Deep South, keeping scattered shower activity mainly east of the Appalachians. We can expect increasing clouds throughout the day as we head north to Chattanooga then to Knoxville before continuing northward to Lexington, where we finish up the day.

DAY TWO

High pressure loses its’ grip a bit on the region, leading to mostly cloudy to overcast skies throughout the day. While we should see dry conditions on our route through southern Ohio, there’s still a chance a couple stray afternoon showers could dot our windshields. It really shouldn’t be an issue though, so an easy jaunt into Weirton is expected.

Weirton, West Virginia

Today we visit Weirton, WV, way up in the stovepipe of the state. While much of the Eastern US is looking ahead to what impacts Hurricane Florence will have in the region towards the weekend, let’s take a look at what the weather will be like in the lead-up to this powerful cyclone.

At 1153pm EDT, the temperature at nearby Wheeling, WV was 62 degrees under overcast skies. An area of low pressure is quickly exiting the Northeast, which trails a boundary down to the Virginias. Some isolated shower activity is found to the south, but the Weirton area stays dry tonight. High pressure builds in behind it and while Tuesday should remain dry, clouds will continue to persist over the region. The system backs up a smidge on Wednesday, so the clouds will continue to cover the region and while some scattered shower activity should remain off to the south, one cannot completely rule out that a couple stray showers could find their way northward into the city. Overall, not a bad couple of days! Now… about that hurricane…

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 73, Low 58.
Wednesday: Cloudy, a few isolated evening showers. High 78, Low 59.

TWC: Tuesday: Cloudy. High 72, Low 56.
Wednesday: Cloudy. High 79, Low 59.

AW: Tuesday: Times of clouds and sun. High 73, Low 57.
Wednesday: A passing shower or two. High 78, Low 61.

NWS: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 71, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 57.

WB: Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 70, Low 58.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 60.

WN: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 71, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 64.

FIO: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 71, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 78, Low 60.

We have some high clouds streaming over the region right now, but nothing in the way of precip is expected tonight. Meanwhile, Florence looks menacing as it continues to intensify and take aim on the Mid-Atlantic.

Wet for Weirton

The remnants of a cold front gave way to the remnants of Bill over the last two days in the far northern end of West Virginia (as well as the rest of the Appalachians), which meant a rainy couple of days for Weirton. Still, it was more clouds than rain for those two days. Wheeling, just to the south, had just a bit over half an inch over the last two days. the real show was reserved east of the mountains, when Bill was able to more openly ingest Atlantic moisture. Washington DC northward were slammed with heavy rain that they didn’t see in Weirton. Unfortunately, Weirton desn’t have an observation point, so we are unable to attribute a proper verification.

Weirton, West Virginia

Today we return to Weirton, WV, on what I like to call the isthmus of West Virginia. That tiny little nubbin of land between Ohio and Pennsylvania is where we’ll focus tonight, and it seems Mother Nature is focusing some anger on that area as well.

At 853pm EDT, the temperature nearby was 78 degrees with scattered thunderstorms affecting the area. As of right now, the Weirton area is in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, as cells rushing in from the west are capable of producing strong winds and perhaps large hail as well. These thunderstorms should be out of the area by 10pm local time, however, and the rest of the overnight looks to be mostly on the quiet side with just a few scattered showers lingering in the area. A frontal boundary slowly shifting through the Northeast and Ohio Valley is the instigator of all this activity, fueled additionally by moisture from the remnants of Bill flowing up and along it. More rain shower activity is expected to flair up tomorrow afternoon, but most, if not all, of the convection in the region should be off to the south. Saturday gets more active as the remnant low of Bill shifts through the area, bringing widespread rains and some widely scattered thunderstorm activity. Sunday kicks off the official start of Summer, but it’s looking like it’s going to be a soggy inaugural weekend.

Friday: Early morning showers, develop once again in PM after midday lull. High 80, Low 65.
Saturday: Scattered showers/thunderstorms. High 81, Low 63.

AW: Friday: More clouds than sun. High 79, Low 67.
Saturday: A shower and thunderstorm around. High 81, Low 65.

TWC: Friday: Cloudy, some isolated showers. High 82, Low 66.
Saturday: Morning thunderstorms. High 87, Low 62.

NWS: Friday: Chance of shwrs/tstms before 9am, then again after noon. High 83, Low 64.
Saturday: Chance of scattered showers in afternoon. High 83, Low 59.

WB: Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 83, Low 64.
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms expected. High 83, Low 59.

WN: Friday: Partly cloudy with isolated storms. High 82, Low 65.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. High 82, Low 59.

FIO: Friday: Light rain in the morning and evening. High 81, Low 68.
Saturday: Light rain starting in the afternoon. High 87, Low 64.

Here’s the current radar image, with thunderstorm warnings blanketing the area. Hopefully nothing damaging comes from these!

weirtonRAD

No ice in the northern Panhandle

Weirton, as Anthony noted, is wedged right between Ohio and Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough space for an airport (apparently) so we can’t verify the actual conditions in Weirton, but we can infer a few things from nearby Wheeling. We know that there was no ice, and only a little bit of rain as a wave that eventually dumped 2 feet of snow on Boston worked its way through. Part of that was because highs around the area were in the 50s on Sunday and 40s on Monday. Another big part of that was how little moisture actually reached the area. Only .07 inches of rain fell on Wheeling. Much better than what they saw in Boston.

Weirton, West Virginia

Off we go to Weirton, WV, which is found in that tiny little strip of West Virginia stuck between Ohio and Pennsylvania. What is happening in this tiny isthmus of land sandwiched between 38 electoral votes?

At 1153pm, the temperature at Wheeling, a little south of Weirton, WV, was 43 degrees under fair skies. An area of low pressure is developing over the Western Great Lakes as high pressure continues to cold firm over southern Hudson Bay. As the low slowly intensifies over the Ohio Valley, light rain showers will push over the area with temperatures holding steady in the upper 40s. Temperatures will only drop into the low 40s as Sunday changes into Monday, but will continue to drop throughout the day on Monday as the low shifts through the area, bringing in colder air behind it. Overall, precip amounts will be on the light side, but will change over to snow in the early afternoon, with perhaps some freezing rain mixed in at times. Snow continues to linger through the late evening hours as temperatures will eventually fall into the teens for Tuesday morning.

Sunday: Afternoon and evening rain showers. High 48, Low 40.
Monday: Rain showers changeover to snow/freezing rain mix, then snow. High 41, Low 21.

TWC: Sunday: Rain showers. High 46, Low 38.
Monday: Early rain showers, then freezing rain/snow mix. High 42, Low 31.

AW: Sunday: Rain and drizzle in the afternoon. High 47, Low 37.
Monday: Colder with rain then snow. High 41, Low 26.

NWS: Sunday: Rain expected. High 46, Low 36.
Monday: Snow/sleet mix, possible freezing drizzle late. High 40, Low 21.

WB: Sunday: Rain. High 46, Low 37.
Monday: Frozen mix. High 40, Low 25.

WN: Sunday: Cloudy with drizzle. High 46, Low 37.
Monday: Cloudy with chance of light wintry mix. High 34, Low 22.

FIO: Sunday: Light rain starting in evening. High 49, Low 33.
Monday: Snow throughout the day. High 42, Low 21.

Here we see some high clouds streaming into the region, a precursor to tomorrow’s storm system.
WVsat

Extrapolated verification

We can guess that Wheeling’s weather the past couple of days has been fairly similar to that of Weirton, though not exactly the same. Unfortunately, since we don’t have any actual data from Weirton, we don’t actually know for sure what happened. If we infer from Wheeling, however, we might be able to infer that temperatures were in the low 80s, perhaps a degree or two off of what was in the forecast. There were thunderstorms, as you may have heard, including severe thunderstorms yesterday, though they were a bit closer to Wheeling than Weirton. Alas, however, there is no data to confirm or deny what happened in Weirton. It probably stormed, and it looks like it was a pretty decent forecast.

Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton is just across the Ohio River from Steubenville, a town more people have heard of, I’m sure, but the metro area is listed as “Weirton-Steubenville” so I’m calling it Weirton.

Weirton/Steubenville does not have an aerodrome, but the temperature at nearby Wheeling was 69 degrees, and clear skies are being noted across the region. High pressure has settled into the Great Lakes and Upper Ohio Valley, and looked to remain in place through the rest of the day today.
Upper level flow is stronger than normal for this time of year, and a surface low will organize over Lake Suoerior as a result of an advancing jet streak overnight tonight. A weak assciated trough will dangle south to the Lower Ohio Valley and move east through the day, ultimately touching off some isolated showers and storms in Weirton late tomorrow night. The trough will strengthen into a front, and overnight, light showers and thunderstorms over the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley will become stronger and more widespread. Model guidance is nearly unanimous in suggesting a vorticity maximum developing over Ohio and moving through the West Virginia Panhandle by evening. The extra energy in the atmosphere will make severe weather more likely for Sunday evening, with the threat for showers and storms throughout the morning as well.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, with an isolated thunderstorm late, High – 85, Low 58
Sunday – Thunderstorms, some severe late, High 81, Low 67

TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated T-Storms High 86, Low 60
Sunday – Scattered T-Storms. Potential for severe thunderstorms High 83, Low 67

AW: Tomorrow – Clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around; more humid High 83, Low 59
Sunday – A couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm; mostly cloudy and humid; thunderstorms can be severe High 82, Low 68

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, High 84, Low 59
Sunday – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, High 82, Low 68

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny in the morning…then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 83, Low 59
Sunday – Showers and thunderstorms likely High 81, Low 68

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Showers High 85, Low 59
Sunday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 82, Low 68

Plenty of sunny skies this afternoon for West Virginia. Ejoy it, and stay tuned to the weather on Sunday!
Weirton