Active pattern brings upcoming rain and snow chances

Tonight features overcast skies with an isolated sprinkle or two. Patchy fog tonight is expected, which will reduce visibilities on the road. Temperatures will remain mild in the low 40s, which is close to our average high for this time of year.

Monday’s weather will be pretty quiet to start the day. Patchy fog for the morning commute will be something to keep in mind if you’re heading out, but aside from a continued sprinkle or two, we will be pretty quiet. By the afternoon, an area of low pressure will move up and into the area, bringing with it steady rain showers that will create ponding on area roadways for the evening commute. High temperatures will be in the low 50s. It looks plain wet through the evening hours and into the overnight. In addition to rain, we’ll have breezy conditions, with gusts up to 40 mph possible overnight. After midnight, temperatures will begin to drop quickly and we’ll see a transition to brief snow just before dawn.

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Tuesday will begin as a messy morning with brief but steady snow Tuesday morning. Though accumulations will be very low overall, the timing of the snow is important – we will see temperatures drop enough for snow right around the morning commute. Expect to take some extra time driving, where roads will be wet from the overnight rain in conjunction with the snow falling.

For most, accumulations will be only a dusting to an inch on the elevated surfaces, whereas the high country will pick up a couple of inches on the highest peaks of Pocahontas and Greenbrier County. By the mid-afternoon, our low-pressure system heads out and that means we begin to dry out, with highs around 40. Wind gusts as high as 30 mph will put wind chill values into the 20s and 30s.

Valentine’s Day brings high pressure briefly back in control, which means our weather will be quiet. High temperatures will be chilly in comparison to where we’ve been but the reality is that we will be close to typical for this time of year with highs in the low 40s. If you plan to take your love out to dinner, we are looking great weather-wise, but don’t forget the jackets – temperatures will be in the upper 30s around dusk and drop down through the 30s during the evening.

Thursday brings our next system into the region – a weak clipper system. They are notorious for moving through an area quickly and this one will not be an exception, with a few rain showers during the day and perhaps a flurry or two across the high country during the overnight with a northwest flow kicking in behind the system. High temperatures during the day will be mild in the low 50s.

Friday is dry with our clipper system gone – we’ll see the sunshine return with partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 40s. Clouds will be on the increase late in the day as our next system approaches.

Saturday provides more chances for rain as another area of low-pressure scoots through the region, similar to Monday evening. With the low-pressure system nearly directly over the region, this brings primarily rain for the area, with a morning mix possible over the mountains. Temperatures will warm into the low 40s for highs during the day, so the precipitation that falls during the afternoon will fall as rain. Our storm system will begin to exit late in the afternoon and on the back side of that system overnight, we’ll see a few flurries. Accumulations look minor at best.

Sunday provides the risk for a morning snow flurry or two across the high country, otherwise we’ll be partly sunny but cooler as high pressure returns and provides a northerly breeze, with high temperatures in the upper 30s.

Looking ahead, we are back into a cooler stretch of weather ahead, with temperatures generally at or below normal for the second half of February. Our pattern looks a bit more active than we’ve seen recently – snow chances will be dependent on exact low-pressure tracks to get enough cold air in for precipitation to fall as snow but at this point, accumulating snows ahead look minor for the remainder of this month.  Help us with our growing community of weather photos with #weathertogether. Head to our website and search for the ‘Weather together’ tab and upload your photos of weather going on around our region.

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Patchy fog, cloudy with an isolated sprinkle. Lows in the low 40s.
Rain likely, especially in the afternoon. Becoming breezy. Highs in the low 50s.
Morning snow showers, few afternoon sprinkles. Breezy. Highs around 40.
Partly sunny. Highs in the low 40s.
Few rain showers. Highs in the low 50s.
Partly sunny, increasing clouds late. Highs in the mid 40s.
Rain and snow showers likely. Highs in the low 40s.
Morning flurries. Afternoon sun. Highs in the upper 30s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 40s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the 40s.
Isolated shower. Highs near 50.

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