Snows Set to Replace Spring Warmth

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After a wild and wooly Wednesday of spring weather, conditions are about to revert to the cold arctic blusters of last week.

Wednesday’s wild and wooly spring-like shenanigans are now history having paved the way to a return to normalcy with cold and snow as we head into and through the Super Bowl weekend.

Watch for some patchy ice overnight where water remains on roads and sidewalks. Many paved surfaces will dry “wind blown” overnight. Elevated interstates figure to be easily navigable in the morning.

But beware winding rural roads where water drains off hillsides. Yesterday’s inch of rain will make easy fodder for black ice to form under railroad trestles and bridges as well as along those steep windy rural roads.

Then our attention will turn to the next arctic front which will blow in Thursday night. Armed with blustery winds and heavy snow showers, this front will lay down a general one to three inches of powdery snow by Friday’s school bell.

Given the harshness of the cold that will accompany the snow, it appears we could experience a very icy morning commute on Friday. The school schedule once again is likely to be impacted.

And snow lovers, still another arctic front will pass Saturday so still a fresh coating of snow is likely before the Ravens and Niners tee it up.

Odds favor dry roads and moderate cold for your Super Bowl party plans on Sunday night..

One final note, these arctic “clippers” (as we call them since the clip along at a fast pace) are known to wring out beaucoup snow in the mountains, so skiers a foot of fresh powder awaits you by the end of the Super Bowl weekend.

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