Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Our StormWatch 4 Weather Team is tracking a cooler trend through the weekend, small taste of winter weather and then a return to spring warmth.
Below is a timeline of the weather forecast:
Today: It won’t be as warm as yesterday’s record setting day. On Thursday, Beckley reached a record high of 69 degrees while Bluefield was one degree shy of its record high for February 9 of 66 degrees set in 2001.
Saturday: High thin clouds will filter the sun’s rays. Winter Weather Advisories will be posted for the Sunday storm.
Sunday: The high temperature you see on the 7-day forecast will be set at Midnight with falling temperatures during the day.
A storm system to our south will bring rain west of Route 19, freezing rain along and east of Route 19 between 4-9 a.m., changing to sleet and then snow during the afternoon and ending in the evening.
Ice accumulation of a glaze will be enough to make sidewalks and sheltered secondary roads slippery above 3,000 feet east of Route 19, but main thoroughfares will stay wet.
Snow accumulation will be elevation dependent with a half to one inch expected across most of the lower elevations, up to 1.5 inches for the high mountain ridges, with 4-5 inches above 3,000 feet from Bluefield northeast to Pocahontas County (along Route 219).
The snow will stick on trees and make for a winter wonderland, but the snow combined with the ice won’t weigh down trees to the point of bringing down branches and creating power outages. Additionally, ONLY secondary roads above 3,000 feet will see snow accumulation, otherwise, roads will remain wet. On the Impact Scale (1 to 10), the storm will rank as a 2.
Monday: There will likely be school delays in the morning south of I-64 and along Route 219 with icy spots and temperatures starting out in the 20s. ALL roads dry out in the afternoon and a bit of the snow and ice melts, so there will be no travel concerns.
Tuesday through Thursday: Back to well-above average temperatures.
Your 7-Day Forecast:
Have a great day and weekend!