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Flurries Tonight...Rain Saturday...White Christmas?

    A weak low pressure system moved through the region on Thursday which brought cloudy skies along with some flurries. The light snow showers will continue through the night under cloudy skies. The overnight low temperature will drop to 28 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy but dry as high pressure makes its way back into the region. The high temperature will warm a bit to 40 degrees.
    The final weekend before Christmas will start out with cloudy skies along with some scattered rain showers on Saturday. The high temperature will warm a little ahead of the front to 43 degrees. Sunday will be mostly cloudy but dry between weather systems. The high temperature will warm again, making it to 47 degrees.
    Monday will be mostly cloudy and there could be a few rain showers with a warm front moving through the region. The high temperature will warm to a mild 52 degrees. The trailing cold front will make its way into the region on Tuesday which will make for mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers and possibly thunderstorms. It will also be windy which will push the high temperarture up to 57 degrees.
    Christmas Eve Day Wednesday will be cloudy with snow showers as the cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will drop to 43 degrees and it will feel even cooler with windy conditions persisting behind the front. Christmas Day Thursday will be cloudy with snow showers as the upper low pressure system moves in over the region behind the front. The high temperature will drop to 38 degrees. The only caveat with the weather system is that the ground may be too warm on Wednesday and Thursday to allow any snow to accumulate, but it could still
technically qualify as a White Christmas for those of you who are getting your hopes up.
    Friday will be partly cloudy and dry between weather systems. The high temperature will warm a bit, making it to 42 degrees. The weekend after Christmas will start out with cloudy skies along with rain showers as another weather system makes its way into the region. The high temperature will warm to 45 degrees in the warmer flow ahead of the approaching cold front. Sunday will be cloudy with rain showers as the front moves in closer to the region. The high
temperature will warm slightly to 47 degrees.

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were cloudy overnight with some light snow showers and flurries as forecast. The overnight low temperature came in at 29 degrees which was four degrees cooler than the forecast low temperature of 25 degrees. Thursday was cloudy with flurries as expected although there was no sunshine in the afternoon as was expected. The high temperature in Charleston was 33 degrees which came in five degrees cooler than the forecast high temperature of 38 degrees. Huntington's high temperature was also 33 degrees. Neither city reported any precipitation.

    Tonight: Skies will be cloudy with a few snow showers or flurries, especially over the mountain regions. The overnight low temperature will drop to 29 degrees.

    Friday: Skies will be mostly cloudy but dry as high pressure moves back in over the region. The high temperature will warm to 40 degrees.

    Saturday: Skies will be cloudy with scattered rain showers as a low pressure system moves in to the south of the region. The high temperature will warm slightly to 43 degrees.

    Sunday: Skies will be mostly cloudy and dry ahead of an approaching cold front. The high temperature will continue to warm to 47 degrees.

    Monday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with some scattered rain showers as a warm front moves through the region. The high temperature will make it to 52 degrees.

    Tuesday: The trailing cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers and possibly some thunderstorms. The high temperature will make it to a mild 57 degrees along with some windy conditions.

    Wednesday: The cold front will move to the east which will bring in much colder air behind the front. Skies will be cloudy with rain showers changing over to snowflakes along with a cooler high temperature of 43 degrees.

    Thursday: Skies will be cloudy with lingering snow showers as low pressure moves in over the region. The high temperature will drop to 38 degrees. The only question is whether or not the ground will be too warm to keep the snow from melting on contact but technically it could still qualify as a White Christmas.

    Friday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure moves in briefly between weather systems. The high temperature will warm to 42 degrees.

    Saturday: Another cold front will move into the region for cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will warm to 45 degrees in the mild air ahead of the front.

    Sunday: The cold front will make for another day of cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will warm again to 47 degrees.

    One Final Note: Wednesday was yet another completely cloudy day in Charleston. No sunshine was reported, making it the 10th day out of the first 17 with absolutely no sunshine. That puts the average cloud cover for the month back up to over 85%!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach

 


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