CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service still has Winter Weather Advisories posted for several counties for an approaching snow event but meteorologists have downgraded possible accumulation totals.
“If you like snow it looks a little more pessimistic. If you don’t like as much snow then it looks a little more optimistic,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Nick Webb told MetroNews Friday.
Accumulation totals were as high as six inches in Thursday’s forecast but it appears most of the moisture with the system will stay to the south, Webb said.
“It’s looking less and less likely that we’re going to see those higher amounts,” he said.
Rain will begin Friday night and the temperatures will drop enough for that to change to snow but the moisture and the angle of the sun could hold down accumulation amounts.
“Unless it’s coming down really hard it’s going to have a hard time accumulating outside of grassy areas,” Webb said.
Winter Weather Advisories are posted for Wayne, Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha, Mingo, Logan, Boone, McDowell, Wyoming and Raleigh counties.
The advisories are from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.