CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Snow, some of it heavy, was in the forecast for Easter Sunday into Easter Monday in parts of West Virginia.

As of early Sunday afternoon, the following areas were scheduled to be under Winter Storm Warnings from the National Weather Service from 11 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday:

Eastern Preston County
Eastern Tucker County

In the listed areas, meteorologists said heavy snow, possibly five to seven inches, was expected with the majority of the snow falling between 12 a.m. and sunrise on Monday.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible, according to the National Weather Service.

The following counties were scheduled to be under Winter Storm Watches from 11 p.m. Sunday through Monday morning:

Mineral
Grant
Hardy
Morgan
Hampshire

A Winter Storm Watch means heavy snow, up to 6 in. in this case in local areas, along with sleet or ice accumulations are possible.

Winter Weather Advisories were also posted for Berkeley County and Jefferson County along with northwestern Preston, western Tucker and the ridges of eastern Monongalia County from late Sunday night until 11 a.m. Monday for several possible inches, maybe more of wet snow.

Most of the snow there will be on grassy surfaces, but moderate to heavy snowfall rates could cause road surfaces to become snow-covered, meteorologists said.

The Monday morning commute may be affected.

Sunday started with rain in the Mid-Ohio Valley and northern West Virginia counties.

In general, forecasters said Monday was expected to be warmer in the Mountain State with improving conditions throughout the day ahead of a “significant” warm-up on Tuesday.

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