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Slick travel possible to begin the weekend, snow winds down through Saturday morning

Princeton, WV as of 6:45 AM Saturday

As the clipper system that brought us the snow over the past 24 hours continues to head east, drier air will be surging in this Saturday morning. Snow will gradually wind down SAT AM, but HAZARDOUS TRAVEL will be likely to start the day. According to radar estimate, most of our western facing slopes picked up on at least another 1-3” of snow overnight, with locally higher amounts along the ridgelines.

24 HOUR SNOW TOTAL MAP depicted by the WVVA WEATHER APP:

Temperatures will be in the teens and 20s to start the day, pushing into the upper 20s and low 30s under more sunshine during the afternoon. Road conditions should improve as snow stops and the sun helps to melt some of the white stuff, but in the shade, slick travel and black ice will remain concerns in spots today and into tonight. Saturday night looks cold and mainly clear with lows in the 20s.

Sunday will bring a change in wind direction (more out of the south), allowing temps to reach the low 50s for most by the afternoon. We will continue to see mild weather to begin the month of March. Highs into Tuesday and Wednesday of next week look to near the 60 degree mark for many. HOWEVER, WE LOOK VERY SOGGY into next week. Rain will move in Monday, continuing on and off through Wednesday as multiple rounds of low pressure move across the region. Snow may mix in with rain by the end of the work week. With the repetitive rainfall, FLOODING may become a concern into next week. Stay tuned!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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