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Strong cold front on the way

Gusty winds, dropping temperatures and a little rain
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 7:53 AM EDT|Updated: 5 hours ago
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SATURDAY: Our next cold front approaches today. Temperatures will be determined by timing of the front. At this point the front is expected to pass through around midday.

West Virginia: A mild and dry early morning with some sunshine early. Highs will be mid to late morning in the mid to upper 60s. Winds start to pick up and then there will be a round of scattered showers with gusty winds. A few pockets of heavy rain and possibly even a thunderstorm. Rainfall will range from nothing to about .25″ with a few locally higher amounts especially in any thunderstorms. Winds continue to increase for the morning as the front crosses. Any showers will start to taper off around noon or just after. Temperatures cool to around 60 behind the front for the rest of the afternoon. Wind gusts as high as 30-35mph. For the Alleghenies gusts to 40 mph possible. Staying windy into the evening but not as strong as the afternoon.

Virginia: Warm for the morning with a little sunshine, temperatures rising well into the 60s and turning breezy. Winds increase late morning and rain showers move in from west to east late morning into the early afternoon. Generally the time frame would be in between about 10am to about 2 pm. Highs should be around noon in the low to mid 70s. Locations east of I-81 will be the warmest spots for the day since the front is moving west to east. Rain will not be fully widespread. There can be a few heavy pockets but most of this is going to be on the quicker side. Winds really pick up with the rain moving through (not everyone will pick up on rain). Drying out before about 2/3pm from west to east, so areas west of I-81 likely will dry out before about 2pm. Staying windy for the afternoon as skies clear out and temperatures drop into the mid 60s. Wind gusts 25-35mph.

A cool and breezy evening as temperatures start to slip into the 50s. Mainly clear overnight and much cooler. More clouds across the Alleghenies. Lows in the low 40s for our West Virginia locations. Upper 40s for the Valley.

SUNDAY: We finally return to Fall-like temperatures to end the weekend. Plenty of sunshine to start the day but still be quite windy. Cool for the morning, rising into the 50s so chilly with the breezy. More clouds in the afternoon at times. Gusts up to 25-30mph today for much of the area, and up to 30-40mph across the Alleghenies. Highs in the low to mid 60s.

Winds finally start to relax late afternoon and calming after sunset. Overnight, very chilly with lows in the low to mid 40s.

MONDAY: Another beautiful sunny day today. Temperatures will be quite cool in the morning, rising into the 50s early. Mild for the afternoon with more bright sunshine. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Another pleasant day to enjoy the outdoors or even to open up your windows to enjoy the fresh Fall air. We’ll continue to feel a bit of a breeze today, but not nearly as strong as the last two days. For the overnight hours, temperatures will be quite cool. Low temperatures for low valley areas or locations at the foot of mountains will likely drop into the upper 30s. Elsewhere, lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY: Abundant sunshine again today. Cool and crisp for the morning as temperatures will eventually climb into the 60s. Mild and comfortable for the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. We’ll stay clear right on through the night, which will allow temperatures to once again cool into the low to mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY: Lots of sunshine to start the day and quite cool. Temperatures eventually rising into the 60s. Sunshine with a few high clouds in the afternoon. Pleasant. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Mostly clear and cool overnight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

THURSDAY: We continue a stretch of sunny days today. A pleasant morning with temperatures rising into the 60s with sunny skies. A few clouds for the afternoon, but still plenty of sun. Warm and comfortable with highs in the low to mid 70s. Another beauty to enjoy if you plan to spend any time outside today. Overnight lows in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

FRIDAY: A pleasant start with temperatures in the 50s. A mix of sun and clouds for the day and staying nice with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

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