First Warning Forecast | Morning Pulse Of Snow Tapers Off

The First Salvo In An Active Week.
Forecast on January 23, 2023
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 6:32 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 12:52 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The moisture will gradually taper off to a mix of uneventful flurries and drizzle after midday, while light snow will continue in the mountains along and east of US-19. Most folks won’t have anything left to show-for, with a brief dusting or coating of snow in the morning before melting, but those same eastern mountains will end up with 1″- 3″ of snow, normally a light/manageable snow event in a given year but this year perhaps still a notable thing. Clouds will break tonight, with temperatures sliding down into the upper 20s where clearer, the lower 30s where cloudier.

Tuesday will be our proverbial ‘day of rest’. Periods of sunshine flanked in clouds will help temperatures to bump into the upper 40s. This will be a great day to get some errands done too, as our next system will already be in-town by dawn Wednesday. Though that storm system will primarily bring a chilly rain, we’re again concerned about the risk of a quick burst of wet snow or freezing rain at the onset. Likewise overnight Wednesday into Thursday, we’ll be transitioning back to snow on the cold side of the storm, putting us back on our toes for that morning commute. Temperatures will stay in the 30s through Friday, and moderate slightly during the upcoming weekend. That makes the next system lurking later Sunday another mainly rain event, but there’s still the potential for it to also finish as snow. Such is life these days, straddling the rain-snow line in southern Appalachia.