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NWS: No relief in sight for high temperatures in W.Va.

By Taylor McKinnie, The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS, W.Va. — There seems to be no end in sight yet for the current heat spell sweeping the state, according to the National Weather Service, as temperatures are expected to continue in the mid-eighties and beyond for the next week.

The National Weather Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s seven-day forecast predicts that temperatures throughout the state will remain in the mid- and high-eighties and nineties all the way into next week. According to the National Weather Service/NOAA, Charleston was expected to reach a high of 97 with heat index values as high as 103 on Tuesday.

“One of the big reasons is just high pressure has been really strong over the eastern part of the country, and when that happens it really allows our temperatures to get a lot warmer than normal,” National Weather Service/NOAA meteorologist Joe Curtis told The Inter-Mountain on Tuesday. “So high pressure over the eastern part of the country right now has really been responsible for all of this.”

Curtis also explained that while parts of the state may see rain and possible thunderstorms, that does not mean the temperature is expected to cool down significantly.

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