CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The bitter cold is expected to continue in West Virginia through the workweek.
After Wednesday temperatures failed to make it out of the teens in many areas, “There’s going to be a reinforcement of cold air that will keep us in the single digits for, probably, the next few nights,” said Andy Roche, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Temperatures were below zero in some areas on Wednesday, with wind chills plummeting toward minus-15 as snow from Tuesday remained on the ground.
Roche said about 3 inches of snow fell in counties along the Ohio River and four to six inches of snow were seen in West Virginia’s lower elevations, while the higher elevations, including the state’s central mountains, saw between 8 and 10 inches of accumulation.
More snow was in the forecast for Wednesday night. “It’s not going to be widespread. It’s going to be more confined over the eastern mountains,” said Roche.
The forecast said it could be Saturday before temperatures rise above freezing in some parts of West Virginia.