Sunday, February 10, 2013

Despite increasing late-day clouds, a steady southerly wind will help temperatures reach the low/mid 50s across much of West Virginia today. The exception is the Eastern Panhandle, where cold air damming against the lee side of the Appalachians will keep cooler temps in the mid 40s. Rain returns to the forecast area tonight as the next cold front pushes eastward across the Great Lakes. Folks in the east will need to watch for freezing rain overnight/Monday morning. Elsewhere, precip will be in the form of rain, ending early Monday morning. Overnight lows will range from the mid 40s in the southern counties, low 40s in the north and low 30s in the EP of WV. 

After a mild start, a dry cold front is timed to sweep through during the afternoon on Monday. We'll see strong winds with gusts to 45 MPH, especially along the ridge tops! This will also keep thermometers in check for Monday night/Tuesday. Next system brings mixed precip and light snow accumulations for Wednesday.