CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A line of gusty showers Monday night will cool things down from recent warm nights but it will not be nearly as cold as the anticipated temperature drop toward the end of the week.
A cold front will push scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm through the area from west to east overnight. Many people may sleep through this as the bulk of the rain happens after midnight. Wind gusts could be 20-25 mph but could even top 30 mph in a few spots mainly north of I-64.
Rainfall amounts should be light due to the rapid nature of the movement of the rain. Most areas see less than a quarter of an inch of rain overnight.
After a quick warmup Wednesday and Thursday into the upper 70s, a weak line of showers kicks through Thursday night but behind this cold front lies a much cooler airmass.
Winds on Thursday afternoon should once again pick back up to the point we have wind gusts at or above 20 mph.
By Friday morning, the rain will have moved through and the aggressive bundle of cold air spills into the area with temperatures falling into the upper 30s and some areas could even see their first frost of the end of the growing season.
Temperature trends will warm on Wednesday and Thursday then fall sharply in both highs and lows for Friday and Saturday.
This will be a week of rapid change in the color of leaves. We have seen some big changes even in the lowlands since last Thursday so get out there when the weather is good and check out those fall colors. Now is the time!
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