Fall’s first snowflakes: Snow possible Tuesday through Wednesday in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — We had a beautiful weekend with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. However, the coming days will see cold temperatures and sub-zero temperatures and the first taste of winter.

Oncoming morning precipitation. (photo by WBOY)
Freeze watches and warnings for north-central West Virginia.

When will it snow?

A passing cold front brought lower temperatures and more clouds to our area. Overnight temperatures are expected to drop into the low 30s in the lowlands and 20s in the highlands. The National Weather Service has issued freeze measures and warnings for counties in our area, as the growing season is still active in those locations. On Tuesday, temperatures will be above zero during the day. Highs will be in the 40s and 30s. We could see some scattered rain and snow showers during the day as well, but the best chance for snow will be overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. This time period is also the greatest chance for accumulation

How much snow will fall?

Overall, the snow is expected to be more on the wet side. Which means it will most likely melt as soon as it hits the ground. Most areas should see little to no accumulation, but the higher elevations shouldn’t rule out the potential for an inch or two of snowfall in certain local areas when all is said and done. Although due to the temperature of the ground, what is left on the ground will not represent what could potentially fall.

Snow showers Tuesday through Wednesday morning. (WBOY)

How long will this cold air last?

After Wednesday, temperatures will drop back into the 50s and then the 60s by Friday. Skies will be mostly sunny, and we should return to the upper 60s and low 70s by the weekend. With above average temperatures following the weekend.

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