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Rain showers & storms look promising today as remnants of Barry come through

The rain gear will be a necessity after this morning. Showers look to arrive during the lunchtime hour, then scattered thunderstorms will pop in and out for the rest of the day.

Showers/storms are scattered in nature, but more widespread than we have seen for a while, so most of the viewing area will get caught in a shower/storm today. Good news is more of the severe threat is up to our north, but Pocahontas and Northern Greenbrier counties are included in a Marginal Risk (1/5) for severe weather to occur. The main issue for those counties would be damaging winds. Even though the severe potential isn’t that likely today, we can’t rule out a few strong storms to pop up with torrential rainfall at times.

Temperatures heading out the door this AM are in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Our highs today will be in the upper 70s and in the 80s. A bit of a breezy day can be seen with wind gusts reaching up to 20mph and a good southwesterly flow of 5-15mph. Muggy conditions will continue to hang around today, so at times the winds could be a good thing to help cool off. Today looks to be the wettest day this week. As we head into the overnight hours we still hold onto some rain showers which will continue into our Thursday. Friday we could still have some chances for rain, but most of the area looks dry!

Catherine Maxwell

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