WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): The warm Saturday will give way to a soggy Sunday with dropping temperatures and late day snow.
TONIGHT: Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s with rain on the doorstep by 4 a.m.
SUNDAY: Rain will be steady with no breaks. Expect about an inch of rain, which will help alleviate recent deficits. Then, between 4-6 p.m. above 4,000 feet, rain will change to snow. It will change to snow for the remainder of the region between 8-11 p.m. before ending before daybreak Monday. Remember the amounts we had earlier in the week? We will repeat that again on Sunday night.
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: After a chilly start Monday, temperatures will rebound the entire week with dry weather expected. Another moisture-logged system will bring rain next weekend.
CHRISTMAS DAY OUTLOOK: A strong positive phase of the AAM (image seen below) favors a typical El Nino pattern through the end of December.
This includes an enhanced Pacific jet stream (a flight from Tokyo to Seattle would happen in record time) that will flood the U.S. with warm weather.
We are expecting a warmer than average Christmas locally. This means temperatures in the morning will be far warmer than the average low of 26 degrees and high temperature of 42 degrees. We’ll have to wait another year for a White Christmas.
The snow on the ground early this month in western Pocahontas county will likely all melt (except for Snowshoe Ski Resort) before Christmas Day. Sorry, snow lovers!