Thursday, February 21, 2013

High clouds will be on the increase tonight as the next winter storm chugs across the Mississippi River Valley and into the Ohio Valley tomorrow. Temperatures dip into the low/mid 20s overnight. Leading edge of that rain/freezing rain mix will move into our westernmost counties before dawn on Friday. The mix, which could make for some icy road conditions will spread across north/central WV throughout the morning. A winter weather advisory will be effective from 1 AM Friday until 11 AM Friday for all counties shown in purple. Precip will change to all rain in the lowlands of WV around lunchtime as temperatures slowly climb into the mid 30s. Further east, in the mountains and the Eastern Panhandle, we can expect the mix of freezing rain and sleet to hold on throughout the day and even into the late evening hours! Snow flurries are also possible in the higher elevations, mainly the eastern mountains. Accumulation will be very light there. 

Low level moisture will be slow to exit the area and showers will likely linger, especially along the eastern mountains into Saturday. But high pressure will provide drier weather along with sunny skies for Sunday. Weekend temperatures will warm into the 40s/low 50s for highs. Next low pressure will be rain and a change to accumulating snow Monday night Tuesday. Stay safe!