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Widespread precipitation arrives tonight, flooding will be a concern through mid Tuesday

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After a seasonable and dry Sunday, clouds and moisture will begin to push into our viewing area tonight. We will see mainly rain showers arrive overnight, however, areas north of I-64 will see a light wintry mix. Both Greenbrier and Pocahontas will see a mix of light snow, sleet, and freezing rain overnight. Areas above 3000ft could see a dusting of snowfall, with freezing rain accumulations around a quarter of an inch. Other portions of our viewing area, along and south of I-64 will see rainfall as the main precipitation overnight. Temperatures tonight will be around the mid to upper 30s. With clouds building in ahead of this system, some areas may stay into the low 40s.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Pocahontas county from Sunday(7 PM) until Monday(10 AM).

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Greenbrier county from Monday(12 AM) until Monday(10 AM).

As temperatures warm up Monday, everyone will see just rain showers throughout the day. Monday will bring widespread rain, with most of the rain falling west of I-77 and along/north of I-64. As we get later into Monday, areas south and along highway 460 will begin to see a widespread rain showers as well. Monday will be very mild, with temperatures pushing into the mid/upper 50s. Some spots may even dive into the low 60s Monday afternoon.

Expect widespread rain to last into early Tuesday, with light snow showers lingering for Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday will be one of those days where we cool down as the day goes on. Temperatures Tuesday morning will be in the upper 40s/lower 50s. Then by Tuesday afternoon temperatures will fall into the low/mid 30s.

Flooding is a concern for our counties along the western slopes and counties north of I-64. Some of these spots could pick up between 1-3" of rainfall from tonight and through mid Tuesday.

A Flood (Areal) Watch as been issued for Buchanan, Fayette, McDowell, Pocahontas, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties from Monday(10 AM) until Tuesday(7 PM).

All precipitation looks to wrap up by late Tuesday, with much colder air pushing in for Tuesday night. Temperatures will fall into the low/mid 20s Tuesday night, with high temperatures on Wednesday in the low/mid 30s. We could even see some teens as we go into Wednesday night.

Nevertheless, Wednesday looks to stay dry, and rain chances look very minimal through late week. Stay tuned!

Brandon Lawson

Weekend Meteorologist

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