Warm, Gusty Winds Then Early Weekend Snow

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): A windy cold front will push through late Thursday followed by a separate storm that promises more snow.

WIND: Winds will ramp up on Thursday morning to early afternoon. The strongest wind will occur between 4-9 p.m. with peak gusts between 38 mph along Route 19 to 43 mph in the western Greenbrier Valley. Sustained wind will reach 15-25 mph.

Scattered power outages are likely above 2,000 feet. The wind storm will NOT rival the January 12 high wind event that knocked out power to thousands and generated damage. ***NOTE: Secure garbage cans before Noon on Thursday.***

SNOW: Rain will develop after 8 p.m. Friday and change to snow by 11 p.m. to Midnight before ending by 9 a.m. Saturday. The snow will likely coat secondary roads, but main roads will stay wet. Below is our forecast for snow accumulation.


TRAVEL IMPACTS: Yes, expect snow-covered secondary roads and alleys between 3-8 a.m. Saturday. A few icy patches likely. A refreeze expected on secondary roads overnight Saturday. I-64 & 77 and Rt.19 & 219 will stay wet during the storm.

LATE MONTH OUTLOOK: There continues to be a moderate signal for a winter storm to produce a light to perhaps moderate snow across our region on February 23. Thereafter through early March, a Pacific ridge will likely dominate and trigger widespread warmth in southern West Virginia.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill has the details:

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