Winter storm draws closer during a quiet Saturday

Sunday and Monday we are on alert for wintry weather!
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 8:45 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -A major winter storm pounded the Upper Midwest Friday afternoon. Tonight and Saturday that storm will dive south into Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia delivering snow and ice accumulation to cities like Knoxville, Kansas City, St. Louis and Memphis. By Sunday and Monday it will be our turn.

So right on schedule the National Weather Service has our the region on alert for a Winter Storm with significant snow accumulations expected.

Saturday will dawn grey and cold as if to foretell of the weather to come. The clouds will hold in all day with late afternoon temperatures not for from 32 (freezing) degrees. While a snow flurry can pass in the afternoon through the southern Coalfields, our time in the snow will arrive on Sunday AM south to PM north.

Since the initial shot of snow may be compromised by a mixed bag and rain and sleet, snowfall will take over by evening and then last into Monday. So the bulk of the accumulation is expected after sundown on Sunday.

Sunday night into Monday snow will fall sporadically with total accumulations never set in stone until the final flake falls. A general 4″-8″ seems to be the best estimate until we see the Sunday radar.

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