Weekend Chill Down Paves Way to Snowy Week
Early Friday morning the second powerful cold front of the week swept thru with strong window-rattling winds and brief but intense gutter gushing downpours. Scioto and Lewis County officials reported minor tree damage and a few power outs.
In the wake of that front, chillier air bled into the region today and after cresting near 60 at midnight, the temperature has been a slow but steady decline spending most of the day in the 40s.
Under the cover of darkness and a blanket of clouds, temperatures will settle back into the 30s tonight with nothing more than a sprinkle expected for Rough and Rowdy goers in Charleston and Monster Truck enthusiasts in Huntington.
Saturday looks like an uneventful winter day with sunshine playing a game of hide and go seek behind a veil of high thin cirrus clouds. Highs will again reach the 40s.
Football fans, keep your eye on the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field in Green Bay where a light snowfall will greet the Packers and Seahawks for their NFC playoff game. That weak system will cross our region on Sunday with a few light rain showers by day (wet snow in mountain communities like Richwood and Webster Springs) followed by a coating of snow late Sunday night and Monday morning.
A more vigorous system will likely bring a few inches of snow on Tuesday. So the WSAZ Winter Storm Center will be active with school delays/closings.
Good news if you are a snow freak, once the cold and snowy pattern arrives, it may help a more important southern storm to head our way later in the week. In fact by next Friday, just in time for the WSAZ Wrestling Invitational here in Huntington, we may be dealing with a storm which COULD bring us our deepest snow of the season. Will we be slammed to the mat with snow or just have a glancing blow? Stay tuned if you get my SNOW DRIFT!
I will update you right here next week at WSAZ.COM where I often share my private weather thoughts with my loyal readers!