Cold air moves in tonight and brings some snow
Accumulating snow expected for our Western mountains.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
- Cold and windy conditions continue to move in tonight
- Light snow accumulations and flurries are expected tonight through Tuesday
- Cold and windy conditions through Tuesday
Cold air continues to move in this evening and temperatures look to drop into the 20s and 30s. Winds will likely continue to gust 20-35mph making it feel more like the teen and 20s on Tuesday morning. Snow is falling and it will increase tonight mainly for locations along the Western slope of the Appalachian mountains.
Cold air will continue to move in for Tuesday. Most of the significant snow would likely remain in the Ohio Valley, West Virginia, and the North Carolina mountains. There is potential for some flurries to fall as far east as the 81 corridor. Highs will likely remain in the 30s with a few 40s possible to the east. Not only will it be cold, but it will also be windy. Winds could gust 20-40 mph through the day.
THOUGHTS ON AMOUNTS
Gusty winds may blow snowflakes over the mountains into Virginia, but it’s unlikely we’d see any accumulating snow that would stick due to the warm ground. The “sticking” snow will be confined to areas where snowfall rates will be highest, mainly across the ski country of West Virginia and higher elevations in far Southwest Virginia.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
Drier weather moves in for midweek allowing more sunshine to build in. We’ll still have breezy conditions Wednesday, but most of the snow will have ended. Highs will climb into the upper 40s on Wednesday and mid 50s by Thursday.