After a blast of cold over the past few days, things are looking warmer heading into the weekend…but there’s a catch!
Some snow is on the way beginning overnight Thursday into Friday morning. The wet, sloppy snow will be with us throughout the Friday morning commute and be light to moderate in locations across north-central West Virginia. It has the potential to cause slick roads and slippery conditions throughout the region.
Temperatures will be gradually warming up for us here in the Mountain State as Friday progresses forcing the snow to transition to a mix of ice, sleet, snow, and rain.
This will begin around lunchtime Friday and will continue into the afternoon before fading out for the evening rush home. Some spots, especially into the mountains will see icy conditions last through Friday evening.
By the time everything is said and done, the lowlands will see anywhere from a coating to 2 inches of snow. As you go higher in elevation toward the eastern mountains, spots in the foothills and mountain counties have the potential to see 2-4 inches of snow with locally higher amounts possible.
Round 1 of this weekend’s wild and not-so-wonderful weather will be out Friday, but round 2 is on its way later in the day Saturday. Showers, downpours, and possible non-severe thunderstorms are in the cards Saturday afternoon and evening.
The system has the potential to dump even more rain and maybe even cause flooding in low-lying areas before exiting north-central West Virginia by Sunday morning.