SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE
Sun is out and snow has melted or is nearly melted. The StormTracker 13 Meteorologists say dry conditions are expected until mid week with much warmer temperatures. The last half of the week has a wet look to it. We'll stay on top of it on wowktv.com.
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE
Roads are mainly just wet across much of the 13 News area as snow winds down before mid morning for most locations. Some roads in the high terrain east of Charleston are seeing icy and snow covered bridges and overpasses. Accumulations are being mainly seen in the grass, on trees, and on cold surfaces such as car tops and porch decks.
Despite the heavy rate of snow, the StormTracker 13 meteorologists say the warmth built up in the ground severely cut the amounts of snow that is sticking.
Warmth is set to return as early as Monday with highs close to 70 in the region!
Travel with caution early Sunday until roads can dry.
A powerful system of low pressure will continue to bring moderate to heavy rain to much of the Tri-State through this evening before colder air changes the rain over to snow overnight and into early Sunday morning.
As cold air moves into the region from the northwest, rain showers will quickly transition to snow showers after midnight Saturday night.
Snow showers will continue through Sunday morning, wrapping up before noon.
Snowfall accumulations will generally be light and will mostly occur on grassy surfaces because of the warm ground temperatures.
Most places in the 13 News viewing area can expect to see a coating to 2 inches, with 1 to 3 inches likely across West Virginia's coal fields.
The highest snow amounts will be seen in the mountains east of Charleston where 4 to 6 inches will be possible in elevations above 2,500 ft.
Watch for some isolated slick spots on roadways during the overnight and early morning hours. Elevated surfaces, like bridges and overpasses, may become icy after the snow begins to fall.
Skies clear quickly during the day Sunday and temperatures will warm into the low 50s, melting any snow that accumulated overnight.
Temperatures continue to rise through the week with highs topping out in the low 70s by Tuesday.
Stay with 13 News and the StormTracker 13 Weather Team for the latest weather information.