Weekend brings sleet, ice, snow to West Virginia

Weekend brings sleet, ice, snow to West Virginia

Weekend brings sleet, ice, snow to West Virginia

Saturday will be an unusual weather day: while temperatures typically rise after morning and fall at night, Saturday will be the exception.

The last time the temperature remained BELOW freezing for a week or more was in February of 2014. Then a second disturbance will trigger another round of rain early Saturday morning. "Watch the weather", Day said. It starts today with temperatures rising into the 50s and wraps up this weekend with potentially heavy snow.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 9 degrees.

That cold air will quickly spread eastward Saturday morning, changing the rain over to a mix of ice and snow. Winds 10-15 miles per hour will make it feel like 10-to-15 degrees.

As of Thursday afternoon, Skow said temperatures had already dropped to 16 degrees with a wind-chill reading of minus 4 degrees. The good news is that the precipitation will be coming to an end by midday Saturday so there shouldn't be much chance for any significant ice or snow accumulation. "Saturday looks to be pretty chilly, but Sunday's supposed to feature a warm-up with highs going back into the low 30s". From 1 to 2 inches of snow are possible.

Just a few days after a severe cold snap and icy roads caused mayhem in the Tri-State area, the National Weather Service predicts snow accumulation to move in on Friday evening and extend into Saturday. The snow and wind combined are expected to create low visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

The storm will move out of the region by Saturday afternoon and that will set us up for a dry Patriots playoff game Saturday night.

Monday will be mostly sunny and cold with highs in the 20s.

Strong wind gusts could also be possible Thursday afternoon and evening.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0.

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