System Brings Needed Brush Fire Relief to Region


We’ll finally see a break from the brush fire Friday, as an area of low pressure will bring showers into the region today. In general, expect around a quarter of an inch of rain Friday, with the heaviest rain falling before noon.

Showers will become much more scattered as we head to the late afternoon and early evening hours of Friday.

The rain comes as a result of an area of low pressure along a boundary to our south. That will give the Greenbrier Valley the best bet for heavier showers, where more than a half inch of rain is possible.

A general quarter of an inch is expected in our region, which should create a temporary repreive from the brush fire threat in our region. An area of high pressure over Indiana and Illinois Friday will move into the region by Saturday, which should keep most of us dry. The only exception is in southern West Virginia and southeastern Kentucky, where a brief shower is possible.

The brush fire threat has been a real threat in our region due to the extreme dryness we have experienced. In fact, over the last two weeks, we have only picked up around 35 percent of our normal rainfall, and we have only received around 40 percent of our normal rainfall since the beginning of March.

Next week does look a bit more unsettled, with ample opportunities for rain showers both at the beginning and end of the work week. This should continue to help alleviate our brush fire threat.

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