Joseph Williams’ Morning Forecast | August 4, 2022

Hot temperatures today, showers and thunderstorms tonight and this weekend!
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 7:11 AM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Yesterday was hot, with highs in the upper-80s, thanks to a weak high-pressure system lifting warm air from the south. More warm air will lift in from the south today, allowing temperatures to reach the upper-80s again. This time, however, a cold front will bring in some rain. The day starts with mostly clear skies this morning, but by late-afternoon, clouds will push in from the west. During the mid-evening, scattered showers, and even a few thunderstorms, lift in and bring rain to some areas. A few of them could produce heavy rain and even gusty winds, which could cause problems, so we are watching carefully. Winds will come from the southwest at 5-10 mph. Temperatures will reach the upper-80s to low-90s, feeling warmer because of the humidity. So make sure to stay hydrated and cool. Overnight, skies will still be mostly cloudy, and a few scattered showers push into our area. So a few areas could see rain push in at times. Besides that, winds will be light, and temperatures will be in the upper-60s to low-70s. Tomorrow afternoon, skies will be cloudy, and scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up during the afternoon. So expect some rain at times. Besides that, winds will be light, and temperatures will reach the low-to-mid-80s, much cooler and more seasonable than the past few days. Over the weekend, moisture left behind by the cold front, plus a high-pressure system out east, will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms in West Virginia, mostly during the afternoon. So expect some rain during the weekend. More showers and thunderstorms push into our area early next week, as a cold front moves in from out west. So you may need an umbrella and extra time on the roads this weekend and next week. It’s not until Wednesday that we get a break from the rain. All the while, temperatures will be in the mid-80s, which is within range for early-August. In short, today will be hot, and the next few days will bring scattered rain chances to West Virginia.

You can learn more about the nice conditions coming up on Midday and other newscasts, or keep an eye on our social media pages.

Today: The day starts with mostly clear skies in the morning, then clouds will build in our area, leading to partly cloudy skies. Around the same time, isolated showers and thunderstorms will push in and bring rain into our area during the afternoon and evening. Winds will come from the southwest at 5-10 mph, and temperatures will reach the upper-80s to low-90s. Overall, today will be hot and muggy. High: 90.

Tonight: A few showers, and even a couple of thunderstorms, will push in tonight, so expect some rain. Besides that, skies will be mostly cloudy, with light winds and temperatures in the upper-60s to low-70s. Overall, tonight will be warm and cloudy, with rain chances. Low: 70.

Friday: Skies will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms pushing in at times. So expect some rain, and even a few downpours, today. Winds will be light, and temperatures will reach the mid-80s, which is within range for this time of year. Overall, today will be warm and rainy, with some downpours possible. High: 85.

Saturday: Skies will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms pushing in at times. So expect some more rain in the area. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 5-10 mph, and temperatures will reach the mid-80s, within range for this time of year. Overall, today will be warm and rainy, with thunderstorms pushing in at times. High: 85.

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