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Weather - 2/21/2013 7:14 AM by Heidi Moore
Nice Day Before Messy Friday Morning

 

Morning all! Did you think we were cold yesterday? Well if you did I have some bad news. We are 5 to 10 degrees COLDER this morning than yesterday morning. Temperatures are currently sitting in the upper teens for most and some lower 20's in the southern portion of our viewing area. Bundle up this morning and warm that car up before you head out. Layers are a wonderful thing.

Today will be similar to yesterday, only we will see slightly more sunshine earlier in the morning and the winds will not be as fierce. Temperatures will also be slightly warmer. It only hit 30 degrees in Oak Hill and Beckley yesterday. Today we can expect temperatures to get closer to the 40 degree mark. Some of us will be stuck in the mid to upper 30's. This is below average for this type of year. Believe it or not the average high temperatures for February 21st is 45 degrees!

We will see clouds begin to increase during the evening hours as our next storm system makes its way into the region. We will see some rain and freezing rain push in a little after midnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Raleigh, Fayette and Nicholas counties from 10 pm tonight until 3 PM. Friday Also Winter Weather Advisories for Monroe and Greenbrier counties from Midnight tonight until Midnight Friday and Summer and Mercer counties from  2 AM Friday until 1 PM Friday. We could see some accumulating ice up to a tenth of an inch so keep that in mind. Your morning commute could be very slick. Temperatures will drop down into the mid to upper 20's before midnight and then start to warm up through the early morning hours to right at or slightly above that freezing mark.  This event will be most widespread during the early morning hours (2 am- 5am) and then we will see the rain/freezing rain showers become more scattered in nature. Things will start to clear out by the mid to late afternoon. Saturday is looking okay for those of us to the west, but those of you in Tazewell, Mercer, Summers, Monroe and even southeastern Greenbrier counties run the risk of seeing showers in the morning and early afternoon. Temperatures will be mild however in the lower 50's. Sunday will be the pick of the week with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 40's.

Extended Forecast:


Today: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 30's

Tonight: Increasing clouds with rain and freezing rain moving in after midnight. Lows in the lower 30's

Tomorrow: Cloudy with rain and freezing rain showers. Highs in the mid 40's and lows in the lower 30's.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of lingering showers. Highs near 50 and lows in the mid 30's.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 40's and lows in the upper 20's.

Monday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 40's and lows in the upper 20's.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a chance of wintery mix early and then rain showers. Highs in the upper 30's and lows in the mid 20's.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of lingering snow showers. Highs in the mid 30's and lows in the mid 20's.

Forecast by StormWatch Meteorologist Heidi Moore


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