Gusty Winds, Elevated Fire Danger, Then Big Pattern Change

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): The week will conclude with a significantly heightened wind and brush fire risk before a flip flop in the weather pattern occurs next week.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill’s Latest Forecast:

HIGH WIND: Wind Advisories were hoisted for western Pocahontas County for Friday. Peak gusts expected Friday are posted below. Low fuel moisture coupled with low humidity and high winds will foster an elevated fire risk.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Another gusty day is expected Saturday between 3-7 p.m. with peak winds of 40 mph and another high fire danger day. A few rain showers are expected early on Easter morning before a few peaks of sun return. The weekend will be marked by warm temperatures.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be the warmest day of the next 7 days with highs in the middle 70s. A late day shower or thunderstorm is possible. Showers and thunderstorms will trigger an inch of rainfall on Tuesday. Wednesday will be marked with a cold frontal passage, falling temperatures, gusty winds and snow showers by the end of the day.

Arthritis sufferers will feel aches and pains Tuesday and Wednesday with a big pressure drop followed by pressure rises Wednesday into Thursday. Gusty winds will continue on Thursday with likely snow showers in western Pocahontas County.

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