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DISCUSSION:


Treacherous Black Friday Morning...Warming This Weekend...

 

Some pretty looking snowflakes Thanksgiving evening turned into intense snow squalls overnight in our area, with snow coming down at the rate of an inch an hour or more and reducing visibility to a matter of a hundred feet for a time. While the squalls didn't last long they left roads in terrible shape. While the snow stuck to grass, cars and rooftops it initially melted on roads, making them wet. Unlike Wednesday, though, when our temperatures were above freezing...this morning we're in the 20s. That meant those wet roads turned to ice...quick and there have been dozens of accidents all over our area. Things should improve after 9 AM as snow showers taper off and some sun energy through the clouds warms up the pavement. In addition, salt will be more effective at that time too...so by late morning travel should be fine...but be extremely careful heading out early.

 

The rest of today will be uneventful. Some sun may break through the clouds at times but overall it will be another gray, cold day. A few more flurries may return this afternoon but we'll be up to 35 at that time so no travel woes. Bundle up at the Marshall game today...kickoff temps will be around freezing.

 

A few flurries are likely tonight but hopefully lighter than last night. We'll fall to a low of 28.

 

A thaw is in the works this weekend as a warm front crosses to our north tonight. Temperatures will climb to about 50 Saturday afternoon with some sun at times...making for a pleasant second half of the day.

 

Sunday will remain mild although an approach cold front will bring in some low-level clouds and some drizzle will form into Sunday morning, especially near and west of the Ohio River. We'll reach a high of 55 so it will just be damp...and some sun is possible in southern WV and Kentucky that could push highs to 60 down there.

 

A cold front will bring more showers Monday that will end as a period of wet snow Monday night as temperatures fall. We'll see a high of 50 midday but fall into the upper 30s by sundown.

 

Instead of pushing south that front will actually lift back north as a warm front Tuesday and Wednesday. That means some scattered light showers at times but seasonable temps, reaching about 50 degrees in the afternoons. At this point the first week of December doesn't look too wintry.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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