Snow tapering off, but very cold temperature continuing on this afternoon


A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from until 7 PM Tuesday for Pocahontas and Western Greenbrier counties.

Current winter weather advisory.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect starting 7 PM TUESDAY night and will remain in effect until 7 AM Wednesday for Western Greenbrier county. It will remain in effect until 8 AM Wednesday for Western Pocahontas county.

Wind Chill Advisory for Tuesday Night

DISCUSSION: A strong cold has opened the door for arctic air to flow into the region today. Though we have seen more of the snow showers across the area taper off, cold temperatures remain a big concern through the rest of the day. As winds continue to gust out of the northwest and bring in that cold air, our temperatures this afternoon will gradually drop into the low 20s and teens by the evening.

Aside from upslope snow showers continuing on in Western Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties, most of us won’t accumulate any additional snow for the rest of the day. Some slick spots are still possible through, as temperatures are well below freezing. Continue to drive with caution, especially on the untreated back-roads.

Tonight’s low temperatures will be the coldest of the season so far. We also remain gusty, so wind chill will be a big concern. When the wind gets going, temperatures will feel like they are in the single digits and even below 0!

Forecasted Wind Chills

We should see a slight improvement by Wednesday with highs back in the 30s, but we’ll be in for another chilly night as temperatures close to 20 degrees. Be sure to keep in touch with friends and family through the period; we don’t need anyone being left out in the cold!

Our temperatures will slowly climb towards the end of the week. Highs will return to the 40s by Thursday and Friday and we should be pretty close to normal by the following weekend. This period is looking pretty quiet at the moment as far as precipitation goes.

The 2019-2020 Winter Outlook has been released. Southern WV is expected to have a winter with above average temperatures and above average precipitation. This doesn’t mean we won’t see snow or any bitterly cold snaps. While temperatures are expected to be generally above average, we could still have days where temperatures are well below average.

Temperature Outlook for Winter 2019-2020
Precip outlook for Winter 2019-2020

This outlook can’t predict big snow storms, or even how much snow we see. With above average precipitation in the forecast it could mean we see more rain AND snow. It just depends on the individual systems and their timing. Only time will tell!

10 Day Forecast.

Snow showers early with some accumulation. Temperatures in the 20s dropping throughout the day.
Dry, but extremely cold and breezy. Lows in the teens.
Very cold again. Highs in the 30s.
Still dry, but chilly. Highs in the 40s.
Mostly dry. Highs in the upper 40s.
Looking dry. Highs in the 50s.
Dry. Near average in the 50s.
Dry. Near average again in the 50s.

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