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First Warning Forecast | Cold air sticks around this weekend

Forecast on January 22, 2022
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 6:24 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2022 at 7:59 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Winter has the region in its firm grip after three snowfalls in a two-week span and cold temperatures to accompany the snow cover and keep it around. While Saturday morning will be the coldest of the week in most areas, temperatures remain chilled for much of the week with only a short window for thawing. Meanwhile, there are a couple opportunities for snow, but amounts look to stay rather light.

Saturday morning continues to see split weather across the region. Most locations saw a clear sky overnight and have plummeted to the single digits. Even some rural spots and higher elevations have fallen below zero. However, cloud cover has hung around across the Kanawha Valley and much of southern West Virginia and southeastern Kentucky. This has spared these locations from the coldest temperatures, which have fallen to around 20 degrees.

Areas that have seen cloud cover Saturday morning will clear out no later than midday, with abundant sunshine elsewhere. By Saturday afternoon, patchy cloud cover crosses, but no precipitation is expected. High temperatures rise to near 32 degrees.

Saturday night sees low temperatures near 20 degrees under a partly cloudy sky.

On Sunday, expect a mostly cloudy sky as high temperatures reach the mid to upper 30s. The day starts dry, but by the afternoon and evening, flurries and light snow showers will pass from the northwest. Light snow accumulations are possible, with most areas receiving a dusting/coating. A few locations may receive up to an inch (of course, on top of what is already on the ground). Still, this may bring new slick areas to roadways as temperatures fall well below freezing Sunday evening and overnight.

After a morning in the teens, Monday afternoon sees temperatures rise to near 40 degrees under a partly cloudy sky.

A light mix of rain and snow is possible Tuesday under a mostly cloudy sky. High temperatures rise to the mid 30s.

Wednesday sees afternoon temperatures stuck in the mid 20s with a mix of clouds and sun.

Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry with a high temperature in the low 30s.

Friday then turns mostly cloudy again with a few flurries possible late in the day as high temperatures reach the mid to upper 30s.

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