Update: Winter storm barrels through Tri-State, slick roads reported


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A winter storm is in the midst of moving through the Tri-State!

The well-known ‘warm wedge’ – a shallow layer of warm air off of the Appalachian Mountains – reminded residents of our region of its power by keeping the snow from accumulating for much of the day on Sunday.

However, the warm wedge collapsed through the overnight hours, allowing for a fluffy snow to set in.

As you can see on Predictor below, the mixed precipitation we saw for much of Sunday across our region will switch over to snow through the overnight hours into Monday morning.

The snow from this storm system will end Monday morning, but snow squalls with a west/northwest flow will continue through Monday afternoon, adding an additional inch or so of fluffy snow, as well as keeping highs on Monday in the 20s.

So how much snow are we looking at? Here’s our snowfall map through Monday afternoon:

A few towns:

  • 3-5″ – Charleston, Madison, Logan, Williamson, Pikeville, Inez, Spencer, Clay, Ripley, Grantsville, Hamlin, Delbarton, Danville, Clendenin, Hurricane, Prestonsburg, Winfield, Point Pleasant, Huntington, Fallsburg, Paintsville, Grayson, Ravenswood, Parkersburg, Summersville, Sutton, Ashland
  • 4-7″ – Portsmouth, Argillite, Vanceburg, Ironton, Rutland, Webster Springs, Jackson, Piketon, Waverly
  • 6-9″ – McArthur, Athens, Oak Hill
  • 8-12″ – Richwood, Craigsville

Travel will be dangerous through Monday morning and likely will continue to be slick through Monday afternoon with squalls continuing to take place.

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