First Warning Forecast | Quick-Hitting Snow To Fade

Take Those Snow Pictures -- And Be Safe On The Roads!
First Warning Forecast
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 6:54 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - We saw our quick-moving storm system slice across the Tri-State from west to east early this morning, and as expected the duration of best snow occurred right in line with the early morning bus routes and commuters. Most folks got just an inch or less of snow, but we have been out of practice in handling sub-freezing temperatures and roadway snow. Thus, that fine unfortunate window was the scene of a lot of accidents that may well have been less common were it a similarly minor February or March event after we’ve had a few more reps of this kind of thing. Either way, these snow showers press on and out, and as they fade, they will begin melting. By midday, we’ll already be seeing breaking clouds spreading in from the west. Highs will reach the low 40s in many spots, and there will be little evidence left behind of the morning snowfall when the evening drive commences. Overnight tonight we’ll drop temperatures back through the 20s under clear/calm skies.

Thursday will be a pleasantly quiet day, with a seasonable December afternoon in the low 50s given hazy sunshine. This will be your best day to get things done, as our next weather-maker will already be here by Friday morning, and rain will be the experience through Saturday. Temperatures will actually soar to the 60s during this time, so definitely not a snow-situation. On the tail end later Saturday we can see temperatures nose-dive back through to the 30s so there can be a few flakes to finish this one, but at this point nothing like we even saw today.

Sunshine will return early next week, bringing another potentially pleasant and quiet time to the Tri-State -- but nowadays we’re entering the time period where more and more folks want to see snow. There’s not a whole lot of that coming down the pike just yet, after today.

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