CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Temperatures are expected to drop over the weekend as cold air moves through West Virginia where the state’s higher elevations could see a few inches of snow.
The weather system arrives with heavy rain Saturday night into Sunday.
Jennifer Berryman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said the lowlands won’t see as much of an impact compared to the eastern mountains.
“The amounts we’re looking at are a couple inches of snow possible along the higher elevations,” she said. “We start seeing those temperatures decreasing, so once we get into Sunday night we should start to see a transition to snow or rain/snow mix Sunday night.”
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Light mountain snow accumulations will continue Sunday night into Monday morning, potentially causing traffic problems on wet and slippery roads.
“If they are going to be in an area where they’ll see some snowfall on the ground, just take it easy and be safe out there driving,” Berryman said.
Monday into Tuesday temperature swill start to rebound, Berryman said.
“We have some high pressure moving in through the middle of the week. We do stay in those mid 40s at least through mid-week. It’s just kind of a very gradual warning at least into Thursday,” she said.