Multifaceted Storm Impacts Southern West Virginia

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Rain and a mix of sleet and freezing rain is moving across the region this morning. The heaviest rain and most icing along and east of Route 219 will occur until 11 a.m.


The timeline for the storm is below:

Today prior to 11 a.m.: Freezing rain on the east-facing slopes of the Alleghenies (east of Route 219) with all rain west of Route 219. The freezing rain will only make travel on secondary roads, sidewalks and driveways slippery; main thoroughfares will stay wet. This storm will not produce power outages, although the trees on the highest east-facing ridges will see a very light accumulation.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Rain ends, few peaks of sun return west of Route 219. Ponding of water on the roads, but flooding is not expected. Wind gusts to 30 mph and temperatures warm appreciably west of Route 219. Low clouds, chilly temperatures, light wind and drizzle continue along and east of Route 219 (Pocahontas, eastern Greenbrier and Monroe Counties) where the icing occurs this morning.

2 p.m. – Midnight: Partly cloudy, mild with dropping temperatures along the cold front between 10 p.m. today and 1 a.m. Thursday.

2-5 a.m. Thursday: Flurries commence and transition to snow showers. Roads stay wet.

9 a.m. to Noon Friday: Flurries end. Few icy patches before 8 a.m.

Total ice accumulation expected below:

Snowfall forecast:

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