Stay on top of local weather with meteorologist Ray Petelin's forecast!
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RAY PETELIN: I was trying to remember what that thing was called. I was like ah. But yeah, we're going to see plenty of sunshine over the course of the week. We'll have to maneuver around some spring-type rain showers as well. But I think most of this forecast is coming in warm with just a couple little exceptions.
Right now it's still 40 degrees outside, 41 in Waynesburg. Morgantown, 47. You go up north, we have some mid to upper 30s, a little cooler but still not bad compared to how our weather has been over the past few weeks.
Clear skies. We just had a beautiful sunset. The sun dropped over the horizon, and now that's the case. We're going to start to see these winds ease up. Westerly winds now at 9 miles per hour. 40 degrees. Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies around the region. Beautiful-looking evening, and it should stay very nice through the night.
We'll keep it mostly clear through the next few hours, but overnight we'll start to mix in a couple of clouds. That's why we're going to call it a partly cloudy night. Tomorrow we'll increase those clouds through the morning out ahead of some rain showers that want to develop once we get into the afternoon. But those clouds continue to push out of here, and that will be the trend over the next couple of hours, but we're waiting on that next little batch of precipitation coming in.
So we know there's some precipitation on the way. We know there's warm temperatures on the way. So let's tackle these in order. We're going to go with temperatures first. Over the next several days, we're going to see some pretty mild to warm temperatures with very few exceptions mixed in there. And even as we get into the first week to 10 days of March, we're planning on much-- planning on above-average temperatures and, at times, well-above-average temperatures.
Look at this just over the next week. 52 degrees tomorrow. One of those little setbacks is Thursday and Friday. Into the weekend and into Monday next week, we're looking at temperatures back in the 50s for a few days. So some above-average temperatures winning out. And this looks to be a cycle over the next couple of weeks.
Now when it comes to precipitation, early tomorrow is your best time to enjoy the weather. Once we get into the afternoon, we're going to start to see a few showers developing. This is as a cold front dips in.
So early on, we're going to get to experience some mild temperatures. We're going to get to experience the sunshine. Those clouds will build in. Once we get to about 1, 2 o'clock, we're going to start seeing those rain showers lining up north. Those will swing through town for the evening and be out of here, I think, by the time we get to sunset.
You'll notice a few snowflakes trying to show up on here. We might get a couple flurries on the back end of this system with the cooler temperatures coming in that we'll have sticking around for Thursday and Friday.
Now into the weekend, our temperatures will take off again. We'll have a few showers to maneuver around there as well, but I don't think this weekend is going to be a washout.
32 tonight. Partly cloudy. Not as gusty, about 5 to 10 mile per hour winds, and those winds are starting to ease up right now, which is a little nice change of pace. Especially with our temperatures getting down close to freezing, we don't have to worry so much about the windchill.
Tomorrow, 52 degrees. You don't have to worry about a windchill with temps in the 50s. Early sunshine. Rain showers with that cold front dropping in for the afternoon. Winds will pick up again, 10 to 20 mile per hour winds with that.
Hourly you can see that the first part of the day is the best part of the day. Once we get into the postlunch hours-- we're talking 1, 2 o'clock-- we'll turn on some rain that will last into the evening commute before drying up.
Next seven, well, a couple of cooler days for Thursday and Friday. But once we get into Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, it's right back into the 50s for a few days with just a few showers that we'll have to watch for.
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