The National Weather Service says quick-moving heavy thunderstorms ushered in a weather change in West Virginia Friday afternoon. Temperatures will now be unseasonably cool for a few days.
The thunderstorms had heavy winds and left behind downed trees and power lines.
Monongahela Power reported more than 3,000 customers without service in western and northern counties at midnight Friday. The highest numbers of outages were reported in Monongalia, Marion and Ritchie counties.
Appalachian Power reported approximately 1,400 customers without service late Friday night. Most of those were in Wayne, Cabell and Jackson counties.
A large tree knocked down by the wind destroyed three vehicles in the height of the storm as it moved through the Guyandotte section of Huntington. There were no injuries.
Meteorologists forecasted more showers Friday night into Saturday morning followed by clearing skies and cooler temperatures Saturday afternoon into Sunday.