Winterplace Ski Resort

Ghent, WV

Currently

Temperature 70.61°F
Feels Like 71.13°F
Humidity 80%
Pressure 1021mb
Wind 2.68mph from the WSW
Clear sky 71°F Clear sky
Today Sunny
High: 85°F Low: 67°F
Monday Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
High: 86°F Low: 69°F
Tuesday Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
High: 88°F Low: 69°F
Wednesday Showers And Thunderstorms
High: 83°F Low: 66°F
Thursday Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
High: 72°F Low: 60°F
Summary

SYNOPSIS

... Building heat and humidity for the start of the week along with daily chances for showers and storms. A cold front on Wednesday will bring much needed rainfall and finally break the heat.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 620 AM Sunday...

No significant changes needed as the current near term forecast continues on track.

As of 145 AM Sunday...

Patchy valley fog could form early this morning, but will dissipate shortly after sunrise. The rest of the morning will be quiet, dry, and mild, then temperatures rise above normal for the afternoon. Highs are expected to reach 90s in the lowlands and upper 70s to low 90s along the mountains. Heat and humidity are expected to allow the heat index to rise into the mid to upper 90s across the lowlands, with a few locations in the southern lowlands potentially approaching triple digits.

An isolated shower or storm may develop amid hot and humid conditions, and as a shortwave passes to the north this afternoon. Activity then remains possible - primarily across the northern half of the forecast area - as more shortwave energy brushes past overnight. Expect a warm and muggy feel tonight, with low temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s in the lowlands and 60s for the mountains.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/... As of 345 AM Sunday...

Key Point:

* Hot & muggy conditions impose a heat risk for the start of the work week, but could be dependent upon location of thunderstorms in spots across SE Ohio and north-central West Virginia Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

* Approaching cold front will set forth active weather late Tuesday night into midweek.

Building heat remains the big concern for the start of the work week. The combination of daytime temperatures extending into the upper 90s and rising humidity levels could foster heat index values to climb above the triple digit mark in the lowlands Monday afternoon.

However, cloud cover and showers/storms from shortwave energy drifting down from the north could temper heat indices from reaching criteria levels during that time. Given the uncertainty of convective trends and timing, opted to hold off another forecast cycle before deciding on heat products for the lower elevations Monday afternoon. This challenge will once again present itself on Tuesday.

Unsettled weather becomes more likely Tuesday evening as a cold front tracks down from the Great Lakes region. Overnight showers and storms will inhabit the lower Ohio Valley late Tuesday night and spread further down into the forecast area for the finale of the valid short term period.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 345 AM Sunday...

Key Points:

* A cold front arriving for midweek will yield measurable precipitation within showers and thunderstorms through late Thursday night.

* Cooler temperatures in the wake of the frontal passage will be a welcome reprieve from the late June/early July heat wave.

The long term period opens up in the midst of active weather ahead of a cold frontal passage. Ripples of shortwave energy riding along the boundary will enhance shower and storm chances by Wednesday afternoon and evening for both the central lowlands and the higher terrain. Better potential for measurable precipitation during this time should also aid in moistening the excessively dry soil conditions currently present around the region. QPF accumulation forecast of half an inch to an inch seems plausible during the front's progression through the Central Appalachians.

The front is progged to complete its passage late Thursday night into Friday morning. The bulk of showers and storms will become centralized to the Carolinas for the end of the work week, but rain could attempt to stick around for areas along the higher terrain during diurnal heating hours for both Friday and Saturday as the front becomes stationary within close quarters of the southern WV coalfields.

Post-frontal northwesterly flow will invite cooler air to invade the region on Friday into next weekend. Temperatures will taper back down to their climatological norm for this time of year with humidity levels also declining. This will certainly be a welcome reprieve from the heat wave that has masked much of the summer season so far this year.

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