Gusty Winds Subside; Soggy Pattern Ahead

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Peak gusts of 40-45 mph today will simmer down to 10 mph tonight but colder temperatures return in a cold front’s wake.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill’s Facebook Live:

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill’s latest forecast:

RAIN: Following a beautiful Thursday, expect rain showers after 4 p.m. on Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. 0.50″ of rain is expected. The moisture is needed to wet the soil and dampen the brush fire risk, particularly in the Greenbrier Valley. More rain is expected late Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday, with up to 0.50″. A thunderstorm is also possible late Tuesday.

WIND: Peak gusts will drop to 10 mph tonight and winds will be quite light on Thursday. Peak gusts will increase to 20-25 mph Friday afternoon with similar gusts on Saturday afternoon. Southerly wind gusts Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon will likely peak around 30-35 mph.

BRUSH FIRE RISK: Will remain elevated through 7 p.m. today, and then return in a heightened state both Sunday and Monday afternoon.

ACHES AND PAINS: Rising pressure will help arthritis sufferers this evening. Friday morning to midday Saturday will be the next heightened pain risk with falling pressure. Atmospheric pressure will rise again Sunday and likely drop late Tuesday into early Wednesday (next heightened aches and pains period).

TEMPERATURES: The coldest temperatures with a frost will occur tonight, early Friday and Sunday morning with the warmest temperatures occurring Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

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