Thursday, February 21, 2013
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!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Rain returns ahead of the next cold front after midnight Monday night, continuing into Tuesday. Could see pockets of mixed precip in the eastern mountains Tuesday morning as temperatures flirt with freezing. Rain/snow mix will change to all snow as temperatures take another tumble Tuesday afternoon and evening. Lows will be in the low to mid 20s. Scattered snow flurries will linger into Wednesday in the northern counties and we'll measure another 2-4 inches by Wednesday evening in places like Preston, Tucker and Randolph counties.
Cool air will stick around Thursday with highs struggling to reach 40°. Occasional mountain snow flurries are also expected into Thursday morning. Friday looks messy as the next low pressure system crosses our area with rain, mountain snow and sleet. Dry Saturday with highs in the 40s.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Rain moving in...cold front sliding past will change rain to a wintry mix this afternoon and evening. A changeover to all snow is expected overnight as lows fall into the upper teens and low 20s. Lingering moisture will keep occasional snow flurries in the forecast Saturdayday night into Sunday morning. Only expecting minor accumulation, mainly in the favored snow areas in the mountains. Warming up a bit to kickstart next week!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 AM Wednesday until 1 AM Thursday as moisture returns from our southeastern flank. Overnight lows dipping into the upper 20s/low 30s will allow for a chilly start on Wednesday. Precip will start as snow, changing to rain during the day in the lower elevations. Precip will remain in the form of snow in the higher terrain above 2500 feet. A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is also possible in the mountain valleys. Daytime temps will be in the upper 30s/low 40s. Snow totals will be an inch or so in the lowlwnds and 2-5 inches in those mtns effected by the winter weather advisory. We'll see eventual drying Thursday morning with highs in the mid 40s. Mixed precip returns Thursday night/Friday. Cold with snow for the weekend.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Melting some snow today. Currently 60° in Charleston and Huntington! Morgantown just hit 53° while Martinsburg and much of the eastern pnahandle manages to stay about ten degrees cooler. Already starting to get returns on the radar near Parkersburg as this low pressure system pushes eastward. Rain will eventually overtake the area after dark. Freezing rain is likely in the eastern counties as lows flirting with freezing. Elsewhere, lows will stay in the upper 30s/low 40s and precip will stay in the form of rain. Showers depart by mid morning.
The bigger story will be the winds in the next 24 hours. With the saturated ground and winds gusting to 45 MPH at times, could see a fallen tree or two. Cooler air IS on tap for Monday night/Tuesday. Wrap around moisture will change to snow in the north and eastern mtns. Look for just a dusting there. Otherwise dry and mild with highs in the mid 40s Tuesday. Mixed precip again Wednesday. Cool air sticks around with more snow flurries to round out the weekend.
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.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Rain returns to the forecast area Sunday evening into Monday as the next cyclone rolls through. Southwest winds & warmer air will push through the region out ahead of the cold front during the day on Sunday. We'll met off more of this snow as temperatures top out in the upper 50s in the south, low 50s across north central WV and 40s in the east. We'll get in on some breezy winds and a little rain Sunday evening. But I think we'll fall short of seeing any severe weather here. Plus, a bulk of the precip will occur Sunday night/early Monday. Folks in the eastern panhandle will see a fair dose of freezing rain by wake up on Monday. So watch the untreated side roads! Will watch water levels closely fir beginning of next week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
After a chilly start we'll see temperatures in the mid/upper 30s...40s in the southern counties. Persistent clouds but dry today. Moisture returns tonight ahead of that big snowstorm with crosshairs set on Boston, MA. We'll luck out with this one, folks. Heaviest snowfall will stay north of the Mason-Dixon Line. It's just some mixed precip for most of us with rain and trace amounts of ice and sleet tonight. Lows will be in the low/mid 30s. Still, could see a few slick spots on Friday morning. We'll see accumulating snow in the mountains. Flurries will linger in those mtns throughout the day on Friday. Mixed precip will change to rain for us lowlanders Friday. Will talk more about snow totals in the mtns later today...Breezy and colder Friday night an Saturday. Warmer with highs in the low 50s Sunday!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dry but chilly tonight with lows in the upper teens/low 20s. Sun/cloud mix with highs in the upper 30s/low 40s Thursday. Low pressure returns with warmer temps & rain Friday. Weekend looks dry with temps ranging in the upper 20s at night to 50° on Sunday! Stronger front brings mixed precip Monday. Have a good one!