West Virginia looking at a weather mess in the coming days


​CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s weather is going to be a slushy mess from now through Monday. “Overall a very active pattern we’re in,” said Maura Casey, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston. “Don’t plan on doing too much travel over the weekend.”

The initial system will pass through West Virginia on Thursday night. The system will bring rain to the Charleston-Huntington area, but along the U.S. Route 50 corridor it will be a mix of rain and snow into Friday morning. “A quite powerful system is coming through this weekend with a variety of impacts across the state,” Casey explained. “It comes in during the day Saturday and will start as rain in the western lowlands.”

The dividing line between rain and snow for daytime hours Saturday is north of Wheeling. However, by night fall Casey says everybody will see some snow.“It’s going to depend on where you are. Heading into the eastern panhandle you’ll have a chance for some ice accumulation Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening,” she explained. “Then a lot of cold air comes in behind this system Saturday night and everybody is going to get a little bit of snow Saturday night and into Sunday.” She added, chances are it will stick around a while. Temperatures by Monday will drop and stay in the single digits as an Arctic front pushes into the state.


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