Tuesday weather worth watching

CHARLESTON, W.Va.¬†—¬†West Virginia is looking at a stormy Tuesday with a one-two punch.

According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service, a cold front will produce a round of storms Tuesday morning and another round late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.

Most every community will get some rain, NWS Meteorologist Tom Mazza said.

“I’d say most folks will experience thunder and some gusty winds, heavy downpours likely no matter where you are at some point,” Mazza said.

The second round of storms could cause flooding if there’s enough clearing and several hours of sunshine following the first round.

“The factor is how much clearing we get once the showers and thunderstorms in the morning move through. So how much clouds and rain do we get with that and how much sunshine is able to break through to generate heating during the midday and afternoon hours,” Mazza said.

It’s going to be more humid than in recent days, Mazza said.

“The atmosphere is going to be moist so the showers and thunderstorms are going to be on the heavy side, both rounds, in the morning and later in the afternoon,” he said. “Flooding and damaging winds will of the more scattered and isolated nature but it’s likely to be there somewhere.”

The National Weather Service isn’t likely to post any weather watches until after the morning round of storms.

Another high pressure system is expected to follow the rain producing comfortable midweek weather. The heat and humidity is expected to return for the weekend.

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