Light rain/snow possible into Saturday; Winter storm to bring major snow, ice into Sunday-Monday
Heavy snow, along with periods of sleet, freezing rain expected by late weekend
We should be mainly dry tonight, aside from a few occasional raindrops/flurries. Lows overnight will fall into the 20s and low 30s for most.
Saturday will bring increasing cloud cover, and the chance for some light snow/rain showers during the day as moisture begins to work in from the southwest. Highs will be in the mid-upper 30s for most. Major road issues are not expected Saturday as accumulations look very little at best, but still be wary of slick spots, especially across the ridges!
A potent area of low pressure will then be pushing into the region on Sunday. It will begin as snow along and north of HWY 460 early in the morning, changing to more of a snow/freezing rain/sleet mix by the afternoon. A light glaze of ice will be possible across our area (with higher chance to see more mixing with warmer air aloft west of I-77). It looks like by Sunday night, any mix will end and we will see periods of heavier snow through early Monday morning.
SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE VARY BY LOCATION/ELEVATION.
West of I-77, we’ll see the least snow, but still mod-high totals from 4-7″ or so. Along and east of I-77. colder air looks to be present, making for higher totals around 9-10″ with locally higher amounts of up to a foot! The higher elevations of Western Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties could see a foot or more, as ice will be very limited in these locations, allowing for mainly all-snow.
Snow showers will gradually wind down through Monday evening-Tuesday.
DANGEROUS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED, ALONG WITH SPORADIC POWER LOSS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. Stay tuned!
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