January Thaw Underway:
Your first Monday of 2013 featured plenty of sunshine and some typical January temperatures in the mountains of southern West Virginia. However there is nothing typical about the temperatures we are forecasting heading towards late week. A strong area of high pressure is going to keep our skies clear until late Thursday. Then an area of low pressure brings us showers and maybe even a few thunderstorms, but it also is bringing even warmer air with it. The weekend will likely feature highs in the 60s, but right now the forecast is a few degrees below records.
Tonight: Clear and cool. Lows in the upper 20s.
Tuesday: Plenty of sunshine, mild. Highs in the upper 40s.
Wednesday: Another sunny and warm one. Highs in the lower 50s, lows in the lower 30s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers late in the day. Highs in the mid 50s, lows in the upper 30s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible. Highs in the upper 50s, lows in the lower 40s.
Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds with very warm temperatures. Highs in the lower 60s, lows in the mid 40s.
-Forecast by StormWatch Chief Meteorologist Shane Smith