Big Changes In Store From Thursday Night Storms

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The major storm system which brought blizzard conditions to Colorado and damaging thunderstorms to Texas is set to bring some gusty showers with a big temperature drop for the WOWK-TV viewing area this weekend.

The StormTracker 13 meteorologists say the storms should move through after dark from west to east across the entire viewing area with wind gusts possibly at or above 40 miles per hour briefly.

The winds are also forecast to run above 20 miles per hour even before the rain and warm southerly winds are set to rise Thursday afternoon high temperatures close to 80 degrees.  That is well above the seasonal normal high of 54 degrees but well below the record high of 89 degrees in Charleston which last happened in 1990 and 85 in 1973 in Huntington. 

Once the storms pass by, Friday should still be breezy with temperatures still in the 60s during the day but look for a sharp drop off in temperatures Friday night with high marks on Saturday only making it back into the low to mid-40s.  

Rainfall amounts are expected to be low and due to the fast nature of the showers, between a quarter and a half inch of rain is expected according to the StormTracker 13 forecast. 

Due to the winds and previous wet soils, there could be spotty power outages due to a few trees having weakened root systems thanks to previously wet soils.

One great way to stay ahead of storms is to get the free StormTracker 13 weather app here.

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