Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Following a late July heatwave, Mother Nature promises to bring relief into the region for early August. Will that be the trend going forward through the end of the last full month of summer?
Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill’s August preview:
The guiding pattern signals include a negative East Pacific and Pacific North American Pattern. These patterns favor an upside risk to a wet August. The middle of the month will see dry and warm weather with seasonable temperatures and likely more rain than average at the beginning and end to August. No impacts are expected from tropical systems in our region.
Drought was erased across our region in July due to above average rainfall. Drought is not expected to return in August. Record-breaking heat is also not expected.