WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH 7 AM: Raleigh, McDowell, Summers, Wyoming and Tazewell counties.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH 1 PM: Fayette, Nicholas, northwest Greenbrier, and northwest Pocahontas counties.

Tonight features lake effect snow showers, which could briefly be heavy at times. These snow showers could cause some brief visibility problems in some of the heavier bands. Light snowfall accumulations will likely result in tricky travel during the nighttime hours Friday and into Saturday morning. As a result of the snow, winter weather advisories continue for much of the region. Low temperatures will drop down into the lower 20s.

Expected total forecast snow totals from Friday to Saturday AM:

  • TRACE TO 1″: Welch, Bradshaw, Richlands, Sophia, Pineville, Oceana, Brenton, Dreenan, Birch River, Gauley Bridge, Ansted, Pax
  • 1″ TO 3″: Beckley, Pocahontas, Shady Spring, Bluefield, Princeton, Bland, Clifftop, Summersville, Lewisburg, Minnehaha Springs, Marlinton, White Sulphur Springs
  • 3″ TO 4″: Richwood, Fenwick, Craigsville, Rupert, Rainelle
  • 4″ TO 5″: Snowshoe, Slatyfork, Cass, Durbin

Saturday will see a few lingering snow showers with most of the activity for the ridgelines through Pocahontas and Greenbrier County. Up to another inch of snow for the higher terrain can be expected by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures are cold so icy roads will be a main feature of the day until crews have a chance to treat them. Secondary roads are always last so be mindful. Highs struggle to get out of the 20s with wind chill values making it feel downright frigid in the teens.

Sunday the sunshine returns which will help us warm up from a morning start in the teens up into the upper 30s by the afternoon, with high pressure taking control.

Monday keeps things dry with high pressure remaining in control. It’s a warmer day once again with highs in the lower 50s – enjoy the day because wetter days are ahead once again. Clouds will be on the increase with our next storm system approaching from the west late in the afternoon.

Tuesday looks wet once again, with showers likely as another front crosses through the two Virginias. This front won’t be as strong but more chances for rain return. Highs in the lower 50s.

Wednesday is drier than Tuesday but an isolated shower remains. It’s remaining mild, with high temperatures in the 50s.

Thursday looks wet, especially in the morning at this point with yet another potent cold front pushing through. Highs will once again be in the 50s.

Friday is MUCH colder! Thursday’s front will shift east, which will allow temperatures to plummet from the 50s on Thursday down into just the 30s for afternoon highs on Friday. Perhaps a few flurries will mix in to go along with a general mostly cloudy day.

In your extended forecast the rollercoaster ride continues as temperatures swing wildly. From the 30s to the 50s and back again looks to remain the theme of January. So far, a soggy look to win out over snowy through the middle of the month and an overall milder pattern once we get beyond this weekend. No signs of any big return from Old Man Winter.

Lake effect snow, some slick travel. Lows in the lower 20s.
Morning snow showers, clearing late. Highs in the upper 20s.
Little more sun, little more warmth. Highs in the upper 30s.
Partly sunny skies, increasing clouds late. Highs near 50.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the middle 50s.
Mostly cloudy, isolated sprinkle. Highs in the middle 50s.
Showers likely.  Highs in the middle to upper 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a few flurries in the morning. Highs in the upper 30s.
Partly sunny – dry! Highs in the 40s.
A mix of rain and snow. Highs in the 30s.
Mostly cloudy, isolated sprinkle. Highs in the 40s.