Cold front brings rain, snow, and cold Wednesday
STORMTRACKER ALERT: A Freeze Watch has been issued for the lowlands and foothills of West Virginia for Thursday morning due to below-freezing temperatures. Make sure to cover those crops and bring in those plants due to the cold.
The work week started off very nice. Both Monday and Tuesday saw temperatures near or a bit above-average in the 60s and lower-70s with sun and clouds. Conditions are changing bit time for Wednesday, though. A strong cold front is moving across the state early this morning, which is bringing in much cooler air behind it. 4 a.m. temperatures are in the 40s but are starting to drop into the 30s with the front passing. The front also brings in rain/snow chances, with snow mainly this morning before temperatures rise a bit and changing to all rain. Any snow accumulation will be light and mainly on car tops and grassy areas as road temperatures will be very warm. The front brings in gusty winds as well, 30-40 mph gusts possible today. As temperatures drop again tonight, we’ll see both rain and snow chances again as temperatures DROP into the 20s overnight.
Waking up to very cold temperatures on Thursday with widespread frost expected across the region. Skies gradually clear Thursday with a spotty shower or two possible and we’ll remain gusty as well. Temperatures remain cold on Thursday, with highs in the 40s/lower-50s but we’ll start to see temperatures rebound Friday and into the weekend. Friday is looking nice and dry but rain returns on Saturday, lingering into the early morning hours Sunday, with highs in the 60s for the weekend. Monday starts off dry with highs in the 60s before temperatures take a big leap into the 70s and potentially even some 80s Tuesday and Wednesday.
TODAY: Rain/snow mix. Cold with gusty winds. Wind: NW 10-15 G30 mph. High: 45.
TONIGHT: Rain/snow lingering showers. Wind: W 5-15 G25 mph. Low: 29.
THURSDAY: Widespread AM frost. Gradual clearing with a spotty shower or two possible. Wind: W 5-15 G30 mph. High: 50. Low: 30.
FRIDAY: Sunny and a bit warmer. High: 60. Low: 37.
SATURDAY: Scattered rain showers. High: 65. Low: 44.
SUNDAY: Early AM isolated shower. Otherwise, clearing into sunshine. High: 61. Low: 36.
MONDAY: Sunny. High: 67. Low: 43.
TUESDAY: Warming up. Sunny. High: 75.
STORMTRACKER 12 Meteorologist Kasey Herman
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