Winterplace Ski Resort

Ghent, WV

Currently

Temperature 51.49°F
Feels Like 50.9°F
Humidity 97%
Pressure 1017mb
Wind 4.59mph from the WSW
Few clouds 51°F Few clouds
Overnight Patchy Fog
Low: 63°F
Wednesday Chance Rain Showers then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
High: 63°F Low: 50°F
Thursday Patchy Fog then Mostly Sunny
High: 64°F Low: 42°F
Friday Sunny
High: 68°F Low: 46°F
Saturday Mostly Sunny
High: 73°F Low: 53°F
Summary

SYNOPSIS

... Upper disturbance brings showers and storms today. High pressure Thursday through Saturday. Disturbances bring showers and storms late Saturday night into next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 500 AM Wednesday...

Updated PoPs to reflect the faster eastward progression of showers and storms this morning. No other significant forecast changes have been made at this time.

As of 245 AM Wednesday...

Some early morning valley fog and stratus are currently present mainly along and near the mountains while a line of showers and storms invades from the west. This line will mainly traverse the northern half of the CWA, while isolated showers move through to the south this morning. Showers and storms are then expected to become more widespread in the afternoon as a shortwave trough continues to slowly migrate east overhead.

Precipitation coverage diminishes following the departure of the shortwave tonight, then drier conditions are expected for the remainder of the overnight period. Low stratus could linger over the mountains through the night, while clearing to the west should allow for the development of valley fog.

Temperatures are expected to remain a bit cooler than normal today, with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s in the lowlands and mid 50s to upper 60s along the mountains. Tonight will then be chilly, with lows ranging from mid 40s to mid 50s.

SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/... As of 250 AM Wednesday...

For Thursday, surface high pressure centered over the Great Lakes extends south into the OH valley to provide fresh north northeast flow through Friday. Therefore, expect mostly clear skies, and below normal temperatures through Friday night.

Thursday's highs will generally be in the mid 70s lowlands, ranging into the mid 50s northeast mountains under plenty of sunshine. Lows will range from the mid 40s lowlands, into the upper 30s northeast mountains. Confidence on having patchy frost over the higher elevations of our northeast mountains by Friday morning runs low.

Similar tranquil day expected Friday, perhaps a bit warmer afternoon but still below normal for this time of the year. Highs in the mid to upper 70s lowlands, ranging into the lower 60s across the northeast mountains. Lows will generally be in the 40s.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... As of 250 AM Wednesday...

Upper level ridge takes control, providing dry weather conditions for Saturday morning. However, the boundary layer flow veers from the southwest Saturday and Sunday. Warm moist advection begins Saturday as BL southwesterly flow increases. Clouds will invade the area as moisture saturates the atmosphere from top to bottom Saturday afternoon and evening, ahead of an approaching upper level wave. This wave crosses the area Saturday evening through Sunday. This feature will provide enough upper level ascent to sustain showers and thunderstorms through the period.

Forcing departs by Monday leaving the region in zonal flow aloft without any significant shortwave noticed. However, lingering moisture leaves PWATs around 1.4 inches, with limited instability under 1,000 J/kg, but strong deep layered shear and SRH. Therefore, cannot ruled out at least gusty showers and widespread precipitation Monday into Tuesday.

Near normal warm temperatures expected Saturday through Tuesday, reaching the low to mid 80s across the lowlands.

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