Freezing rain possible Saturday morning..
WBOY STORMTRACKER 12 WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
STORMTRACKER ALERT: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Barbour, Garrett(MD), Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Webster, and Wetzel Counties through Saturday afternoon. Plan on slippery road conditions with mixed precipitation. Snow accumulations up to 2 inches possible and ice accumulations around one tenth of an inch.
High pressure builds into the region for Friday which will bring in a good amount of sunshine in the morning and afternoon before clouds start to build again by evening. Temperatures will be right around seasonal average, in the mid to upper-30s in the lowlands and 20s in the mountains. An approaching low pressure system will allow moisture to move in overnight, precipitation moving in from west to east. Precipitation will start as snow but will get messy as the morning hours move in with chances of a rain/snow mix, sleet and freezing rain. Precipitation will eventually transition to all rain quickly for everyone as temperatures rise above freezing. Temperatures expected to be warmer on Saturday, highs topping off into the 40s.
The system moves out Sunday with snow showers for the mountains Sunday and slowly clearing skies. Highs in the 40s Saturday will turn to much colder Sunday, in the 20s. Colder conditions will persist into the middle of next week, with highs in the 20s and 30s.
TONIGHT: Snow moving in late, after midnight. SE winds 0-5 MPH. Low: 27.
SATURDAY: AM snow, freezing rain, sleet to all rain. S winds 5-15 MPH, gusts up to 40 MPH. High: 47. Low: 24.
SUNDAY: AM spotty snow showers. Otherwise, mostly cloudy. High: 29. Low: 15.
MONDAY (MLK DAY): Mostly cloudy. High: 27. Low: 16.
TUESDAY: More clouds than sun. High: 32. Low: 17.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 40. Low: 23.
THURSDAY: More clouds than sun, warmer. High: 48.
StormTracker 12 Meteorologist Dillon Gaudet
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