Cooler week, weekend ahead for much of Mountain State

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Spring-like weather has been slow developing across West Virginia.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Hovis said recent springs in the Mountain State have seen quick warmups to almost summer-like temperatures but not in 2020.

With system after system moving through, high temperatures have remained around average or below average to the point where they are matching normal low temperatures for this time of year.

“The last couple of years it seems we went from winter maybe a short spring right into 90-degree weather. We definitely haven’t had that this year,” Hovis said.

On Tuesday in Charleston, the high was in the mid-50s, close to the normal low temperature for the Capital City in early May.

Hovis said temperatures will continue to fall throughout the week all over the state and snow could fall in the highest of elevations on Mothers Day weekend.

“We just have one system after another with a brief period between it. It’s gradually getting colder and colder, and we could see some snow in the mountains,” Hovis said.

Snow might even arrive at the state’s highest elevations like Snowshoe Mountain as early as Wednesday night, he added.

“Current set up has trough over the east coast and a bridge over the west. We just get system after system and every time a system comes down it pulls more cold air out of Canada,” he said.

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