CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – Wind advisories continue until Wednesday evening thanks to strong gusts. There have been multiple power outages in the area due to trees or limbs falling.
Drivers, pedestrians and anyone outside have been dealing with wind gusts from 20 to 40 miles per hour at times. Leaves have turned into swirls of “leaf-devils” twisting through city streets or backyards.
Winds should drop down below the harsher ranges of 40 mph down to roughly 20 mph by Thursday morning. However, extreme gusts will still be possible on those very high peaks above 4,000 feet in elevation.
Many areas have a traditional Thanksgiving Day 5k, perhaps to “make room” for more food later in the day. Cloudy conditions await morning runners but it will be dry and brisk.
For those who like to get up and go deer hunting, the winds will be lighter. Steady winds at 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph out of the northwest with cloudy skies.
Temperatures will be much colder Thursday, topping out near 40 so bundle up and drive safely.