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Snow will fly once again this week impacting Thanksgiving travel

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UPDATE:  Details becoming clearer with Winter Weather Advisories from 1a-8p for the high terrain areas in the eastern portion of the viewing area for sleet, wet snow and freezing rain overnight.  Also expect some wet snow in southeast Ohio before dawn.  All areas expect a fast change to all rain for Tuesday before changing back to all snow Tuesday night late.  Up to the minute details are found on www.wowktv.com/weather.  Generally 2"-4" of snow should be seen in the viewing area with higher amounts in parts of Ohio and the high terrain of West Virginia.  

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UPDATE:

The winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow out west is slowly moving its way towards us. After a frigid start to the week, highs will warm only to the low 40s for Monday as clouds build throughout the afternoon. A wintry mix will move into the area overnight Monday into Tuesday as temperatures drop to just below freezing. The mix will switch back to rain for Tuesday as temps warm up to close to 40 throughout the afternoon.

A cold front will approach from the NW late Tuesday afternoon and the timing of this cold front is key to the switch over. As we go through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning all switches over to snow as the cold front sweeps across the region. SE Ohio will see the switch over first with snow starting to fall just after sundown.

Snow will continue for Wednesday as temperatures remain around to just below freezing for much of the region. As of now, models are showing accumulations of anywhere between 2" to 4" before tapering off into Thursday morning. Thanksgiving Day will see clearing skies with cold temperatures as highs only climb to the mid 30s.

We will continue to track this winter storm as it approaches and bring you updates as new model data is received.

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ORIGINAL:

The StormTracker meteorologists are working on tracking a possible storm that could bring snow to the region late Tuesday into Wednesday during a traditionally highly traveled time just before Thanksgiving.  

"We have a lot of details to hammer out but traveling is going to be slow in many areas," says chief meteorologist Spencer Adkins. 

A storm effecting Texas Sunday morning is expected to move across the Deep South and then the Southeast bringing rain, snow and ice to a large portion of the nation.  

"The exact track of this storm will be key of course, but even if it only rains on places like Atlanta and Charlotte, that slows air travel through the major hubs," said Adkins.

In terms of snow, weather models are still not in full agreement but the chances for snow locally continue to rise.

"We have once again seen extremely high and extremely low projections for snow, so it's best not to focus on the number, but focus on the chances and at this point it looks like roads would be slick here Wednesday morning," says Adkins.  "We will now have much better information now that the storm in the southwest is finally moving, so we will update numbers as they come in starting Sunday night so you can plan ahead." 

In the shorter term, the weather picture is much clearer, literally. 

"High-pressure sitting over us means a very clear cold start for hunters heading into the woods in West Virginia Monday morning with temps in the teens," Adkins says. 

13 News will have full coverage of deer hunting and Thanksgiving travel in the coming days here on WOWKTV.COM

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