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WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7PM Sunday: Tazewell, Mercer, Summers, Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, eastern Fayette and eastern Raleigh, Bland, Wythe and Giles counties.

The winter weather advisory for Buchanan, McDowell, Wyoming, western Raleigh and western Fayette has expired.

For the rest of the day expect light snow for the eastern counties. For the western counties even on up into Mercer and Raleigh it seems like this warmer air has taken over the forecast and is helping to keep snowfall totals low. As we head into the evening hours (around 9pm) snow starts to make more of an impact. Read more below on where your county stands:

For Saturday into Sunday:

McDowell, Wyoming and Buchanan counties expect a trace to one inch (if that) of snow. Looks like mostly rain will be taking over as the warmer air is helping to transition the wintry precipitation to rain before it hits the surface.

Mercer, Raleigh, Tazewell, Bland, Wythe and western Fayette expect more sleet than snow conditions. Snow is still a possibility where we could see 1-3 inches, but for the most part we can expect the snow showers to transition into a wintry mix of mostly sleet. Icy roads are possible if traveling overnight. Tazewell may see more rain, freezing rain and sleet on the western half of the county than snow.

Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, Giles, eastern Fayette and Pocahontas counties should see more snow than any other type of wintry precipitation. Western Greenbrier county and western Pocahontas county (including Marlington) can see totals ranging from 6-10 inches. May be more on the lower end of that, but for the most part accumulation can get up to half a foot of snow. Northern Giles county can see snow accumulations ranging from 5-8 inches while the southern parts can see snow totaling 3-6 inches. For Summers, Monroe, eastern Greenbrier and eastern Pocahontas can expect anywhere from 5-8 inches.

For Sunday, snow looks to diminish for the most part except the northeastern counties (Greenbrier, Pocahontas). Sunday is going to be mainly filled with rain (Mcdowell, Buchanan, Wyoming, Tazewell) and wintry mix (Mercer, Bland, Wythe, Summers, Raleigh, Fayette). Snow can make an appearance once more as we head into dinner time on Sunday and can affect more counties (Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers).

Overnight Sunday, looks to be drying out, but wintry precipitation may still linger through our area giving light snow for the viewing area. Waking up Monday snow chances are low.

Tuesday and Wednesday look to be dry with temperatures sitting into the 30s. As we head into the later part of our week rain showers return and temperatures warm into the 40s.

Catherine Maxwell

Catherine Maxwell

Crime

WVVA Weather Authority

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