UPDATE 10 p.m. Friday 3/6/2020 CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Roads in some areas like Pocahontas County are being reported as snow covered. Snowshoe Resort reports 6 new inches of snow on the day. Valley Head, WV also reported 6 inches of snow while Webster Springs had 4 inches of snow. Davis, WV has just over 3 inches while Cheat Lake and Huttonsville both report 3 inches of new snow. More snow is possible in those areas overnight. Most of the 13 News area in the lowlands (from I-79 to the west) will only see the snow fall and melt on the lawns.
UPDATE 4:30 P.M. Friday 3/6/2020 CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Additional parts of Nicholas county and Webster county have been added into the winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Saturday.
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Webster and Northwest Randolph Counties. * WHEN...From 7 AM Friday to 1 AM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Just when many people in the area might have thought it was Spring, nature throws a curve ball into the mix and snow is in the forecast to wrap up the work week.
As much as 5 to 10 inches of snow could fall along the highest hilltops in West Virginia between Friday and Saturday morning. The lowland areas see very little if any snow sticking, but uncomfortably cold temperatures will be the main feature of the day.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for the high terrain of West Virginia. You can read them here.
Parts of Nicholas and Fayette counties are in the Advisory while areas between Snowshoe Ski Resort and Elkins are in the Warning.
Most of the lowlands will only expect a mix of wet snow and rain which will leave the roads just wet in those areas from Charleston to the west. However east of I-79 and east of U.S. Route 119, the snow could easily accumulate in the grass and stick on area roads in locations above 3,000 feet in elevation.
In eastern Nicholas and Fayette counties, the NWS issued the following advisory from 7 a.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Saturday:
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Southeast Fayette and Southeast Nicholas Counties. * WHEN...From 7 AM Friday to 1 AM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
The roads in the lowland areas from Charleston to the west are not expected to be much more than wet as our exclusive road temperature forecast product, but roads east of I-79 will be below freezing so there will likely be icy or snow covered patches of roads.
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