Spring Arrival Then Midweek Frontal Blast Expected

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Look for the full moon this evening, then clouds and a few showers arrive a bit later to signify a warmer pattern.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill has the latest:

FULL MOON: Soon after it rises this evening at 6:30 p.m., it will be bright in the sky before occasional clouds obscure the view after 8 p.m.

TEMPERATURES: Record highs will be challenged on Wednesday with low 70s. Temperatures will drop at least 20 degrees in 6 hours Wednesday evening with the passage of a cold front. Expect 50s on Thursday and Friday and near 60 degrees over the weekend.

WIND/POWER OUTAGES: Peak gusts of 25-30 mph expected Tuesday afternoon and 40-45 mph Wednesday between 4-9 p.m. Scattered to numerous power outages are expected.

RAIN: A total of 0.75″ of rain is expected this week, with about 60% of that occurring with a cold front Wednesday evening. Expect standing water on roads, but streams and creeks should stay below flood stage.

THUNDERSTORMS: A rumble of thunder with gusty showers is possible Wednesday between 4-9 p.m. Severe criteria with gusts exceeding 57 mph is not expected.

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