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!