WSIV3 weather update by RT 8:23am DEc 7 2020
Today will once again have beautiful weather. It'll be sunny with low humidity all day long and highs will be a little cooler than normal in the upper 70s to low 80s. It'll be a great "Sunday Funday" for outdoor adventures or volunteering for tornado debris cleanup. It will be breezy at times with wind from the N at 5-15mph, gusts at 20.
Tonight will have a clear sky with cooler lows in the low to mid-50s.
The nice weather continues on Monday with highs in the low 80s to 84 and a mostly sunny sky. It'll be warming up on Tuesday from 85-88, and humidity will also increase with a mostly sunny sky. On Wednesday, we may hit our first 90 degree day in Chattanooga of 2020, and you'll notice the more humid air. It'll be partly cloudy. The heat will continue on Thursday and Friday, too, with highs in the upper 80s, a mix of sun and clouds, and scattered showers and storms possible, mainly in the afternoon (30%).
The first weekend of June looks to be a hot one with highs in the low 90s, and a few isolated PM storms.
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN...From 4 PM Monday to 6 AM EST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Due to snow melt and recent rainfall some tree root systems may be somewhat compromised potentially leading to some uprooted trees. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects. &&
The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a * Flood Warning for... Buchanan County in southwestern Virginia... Dickenson County in southwestern Virginia... Southeastern Boone County in central West Virginia... Southeastern Kanawha County in central West Virginia... Fayette County in southeastern West Virginia... Southwestern Nicholas County in southeastern West Virginia... Raleigh County in southeastern West Virginia... Southeastern Logan County in southern West Virginia... McDowell County in southern West Virginia... Southeastern Mingo County in southern West Virginia... Wyoming County in southern West Virginia... * Until 900 AM EST Monday. * At 425 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen since the event began. There have been some reports of local area creeks and streams becoming bankfull, and with more rain expected later today and tonight, flooding and high water issues are expected to become more numerous. Main stem rivers will also experience significant rises as well. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Beckley, Fayetteville, Welch, Clintwood, Grundy, Pineville, Haysi, Babcock State Park, Davenport, Breaks Interstate, John Flannagan Lake, Oak Hill, Montgomery, Mullens, Mount Hope, Mabscott, Ansted, Oceana, Sophia and Gary. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route. &&
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia and Lawrence OH. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Pocahontas, Northwest Raleigh, Northwest Randolph, Northwest Webster, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Pocahontas, Southeast Raleigh, Southeast Randolph, Southeast Webster, Taylor, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, and Wyoming. * Through Monday morning * Additional rounds of rain are expected to occur this afternoon into tonight. The rain will be heavy at times, especially by tonight. Total rainfall amounts by Monday morning will likely range from 2 to 4 inches for much of the area. This will result in flooding of many creeks, streams, and rivers. High water issues will likely also develop across some low lying and poor drainage areas as well. In the highest elevations of the West Virginia mountains, a melting snowpack will combine with the rainfall amounts over time which will enhance the flood threat further. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. &&