Storms Eye Region Overnight, Early Thursday

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): The same storm system responsible for the rash of violent weather in the nation’s midsection will push into southern West Virginia during the midweek.

8 a.m. Update on May 8, 2024:

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill provides an update on the severe weather potential to our radio partner, Lake Country 3WS:

IN THE MEANTIME: A round of showers with thunder rumbles will move through between 5:00-7:30 p.m. this evening with another round of showers and embedded thunder between 3-7 a.m. Wednesday.

SEVERE THREAT: The best potential for gusty winds within thunderstorms is between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday. A broad area of embedded thunderstorms producing gusts 40-45 mph within a large rain shield will move across the region during the specified time period. A brief tornado could occur due to the spin in the atmosphere; best chance west of Route 19 in western Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming and McDowell County. Scattered outages are likely, but nothing to the magnitude of April 2, 2024 when thousands were in the dark following two rounds of severe weather. Heavy downpours will pond on roads, but rivers and streams are not expected to overflow their banks.

The sky will clear during the day on Thursday and one or two gusty storms will likely move through our 11 county area between 4-7 p.m. in the afternoon. This will end the severe threat for the week.

PATTERN CHANGE: A cold front will bring cooler, less humid weather Friday through Tuesday. Expect a couple of showers between Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, otherwise, dry weather is expected.

Greenbrier Half Marathon Forecast: For runners toeing the start line for Saturday’s Greenbrier 5K, 10K and Half Marathon, expect a patch of fog until 8 a.m., then off and on stratocumulus clouds and sunshine with a slight northwest breeze during the races. Showers are expected after 2-3 p.m. The temperature will warm from 46 degrees to 60 degrees by the very end of the Half Marathon.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill has the details:


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