CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s going to be a hot holiday weekend for most parts of West Virginia with very little precipitation in the forecast.
The 4th of July weekend sets up for multiple days in a row with temperatures nearing the mid-90s.
“Thanks to a high-pressure system, there is plenty of sunshine and hot temperatures during the afternoon hours and in multi-nights,” Andy Roche, National Weather Service Meteorologist told MetroNews.
Roche added there is very little chance of rain around the state but if it occurs, would be Sunday afternoon. He said the best chance of rain in the state would be over the mountains and a few showers moving into the eastern portion.
The clear skies will be a good thing for the 4th of July festivities, according to Roche.
“For the celebrations for the 4th of July it will be mostly clear skies so people will be able to enjoy fireworks displays,” he said.
In the Kanawha Valley, northern panhandle, eastern panhandle, other parts of West Virginia temperatures will remain well into the 90s heading into mid-July. Roche said the highest elevations will see temperatures in the high 80s.
He warned anyone out in the sun for the holiday weekend and any time when it’s in the 90s, to use the proper precautions.
“People have to make sure they take plenty of fluids if they are outside in the hot temperatures. Use sunscreen as well and stay in the shade as much as possible,” he said.
When it’s hot, wear lightweight, loose-fitting and light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight. Hats are a good idea to protect your face and scalp if you’ll be spending time in the sunshine, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen. #WVHeatSafety https://t.co/rCoouuOrfI pic.twitter.com/Movljh0LL4
— WV Emergency Management (@WVEMD) July 3, 2020