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Several chances of snow this week



Current Watches/Warnings/Advisories

(WVVA): Most areas will see a chilly rain fall on occasion into Tuesday afternoon, but N of I-64, especially across Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties, a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will be possible. A light glaze of ice on roads where temperatures are cold enough cannot be ruled out, so drive with caution. We look drier into Tuesday night, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s/low 30s.

Winter Weather Advisories may pop for more counties by Wednesday or Thursday. Several disturbances will make their way into our area during Wednesday and Thursday, bringing us the chance for sct'd light snow showers, occasionally mixing with rain, both days. Not everything will stick to the warmer ground, but most areas along our western facing slopes (Mercer, Tazewell, Wyoming, McDowell, Summers, Fayette, Raleigh) look to receive around 1-3" of snowfall through Thursday night, with isolated higher amounts possible. The higher elevations of Western Greenbrier/Pocahontas counties may receive 4-6" of snow, especially around areas like Snowshoe, WV. East of I-77, (Monroe, Giles) will not receive as much (trace to 1"). Temperatures Wednesday will be near to 40 degrees, falling into the 20s and teens Wednesday night. Highs on Thursday will be in the low-mid 30s. Lows Thursday night will fall into the 20s and teens. While not a "high impact" event, slick areas will be possible on roadways, especially during the overnight hours, and sensitive vegetation/plants will need to be brought indoors. A few more snow showers may continue into early Friday morning.

After the light snow ends, our attention will shift to this weekend. As of now, a potent area of low pressure developing along the coast may bring snow and rain Saturday evening through Monday morning. Depending on how much rain. vs. snow we get, we could end up with a significant winter storm and accumulating snow into early next week. It is STILL TOO EARLY to tell at this point. Stay tuned for forecast updates.

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