WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the highest elevations of the northern mountains from late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday evening for 3 to 6 inches of snow, with 1 to 3 inches expected in the surrounding lower mountain elevations.
Mainly rain is expected across the lowlands, with a light coating of snow possible in some locations Tuesday night into Wednesday as rain mixes with snow.
A surface low-pressure system will provide some rain showers across northeast Kentucky, southern West Virginia, and southwestern Virginia this afternoon. This system will move off to the east by early this evening. A clipper system will then bring precipitation starting on Tuesday.
The precipitation will mainly be rain in the lowlands on Tuesday but could start as a brief period of snow. Higher elevations of the mountains are expected to be all snow. This will lead to the higher elevations of the mountains seeing 3-6 inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday. Rain may change over to snow/mix across the lowlands early Wednesday, but minimal accumulations, if any, are expected for the lowlands. High pressure moves in Thursday to keep the area dry with a warming trend through Saturday afternoon. Rain chances increase late Saturday with a wet and windy end to the weekend.
A possible second round of wintry weather for the mountains will start next week.