Fall Weather Is Coming

The Free Press WV

West Virginia will finally see a change in the weather and temperatures becoming much more autumn like for the latter half of the week.

Wednesday temperatures flirted with record highs in several locations, but Meteorologist Simone Lewis with the National Weather Service in Charleston indicated the forecast did not anticipate any new records to be set on Wednesday. In fact, despite the high heat this week, only one record high has fallen.

“The only one I’m aware of is the Elkins record for yesterday (Tuesday),” said Lewis. “It was 88 degrees and that broke the old record of 87 which was set in 1930.”

Chances are unlikely for any more records to fall as Thursday arrives.

“We have a strong cold front that is going to move into the area this evening and overnight,” said Lewis. “By tomorrow (Thursday) we’re looking at highs only in the 70’s and that will be followed by a secondary front on Friday and that will bring even cooler air into the area for the weekend.”

Simone added despite the more seasonal temperatures, the chances of any significant precipitation were highly remote as well headed into the weekend.

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