Monday, February 18, 2013

Moisture returns to the forecast area from the west after midnight tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be in the low to mid thirties. Precip will be in the form of rain across the lowlands of West Virginia in the morning. But mixed precipitation will be widespread in the eastern mountains and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia before conditions warm into the low 40s by lunchtime. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the mountains from 3 AM to 9 AM Tuesday. Expecting mainly rain throughout much of early afternoon. But winds will become gusty in the afternoon as colder air mixes in, changing rain to snow. Lingering Mountain snow showers will continue into Wednesday morning. We'll pick up an inch to an inch and a half in the lowlands. The mountain counties will see 2 to 4 inches by lunchtime Wednesday. Cold air will stick around into Wednesday with highs in the low/mid 30s. Dry and warmer with highs in the mid forties for Thursday. Freezing rain possible Friday morning with the bext frontal system.