Winter weather advisory, winter storm watch issued for some areas this weekend
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
A winter weather advisory is in effect for some areas in Southern West Virginia early Saturday and into Sunday, and a winter storm watch will be in effect for some southeast areas of the state.
The National Weather Service in Charleston said counties under the advisory from 1 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday are Kanawha, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Clay, McDowell, Wyoming, northwest Raleigh, northwest Fayette and northwest Nicholas.
Counties under an advisory from 1 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday are Putnam, Wayne, Cabell, Mason and Lincoln. Kentucky counties under the same advisory include Greenup, Carter, Boyd and Lawrence. In Ohio, Jackson, Gallia and Lawrence counties are under the advisory.
Up to 1 to 4 inches of snow are possible in those areas. A mix of rain and snow could cause slippery conditions.
The weather service said an advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for these counties in West Virginia: Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Roane, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie, Doddridge, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Harrison, Taylor, Upshur, Barbour, northwest Webster and northwest Randolph. In Ohio, counties included under that advisory are Athens, Vinton, Meigs and Jackson.
Total accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible in those areas, with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches are possible. A rain-snow mix is possible.
Meanwhile, a winter storm watch is in effect from late tonight through Sunday evening for southeast Raleigh, southeast Fayette, southeast Nicholas, southeast Webster, northwest Pocahontas, southeast Pocahontas and southeast Randolph.
Heavy snow is possible with accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible, and locally higher amounts of up to 8 inches.
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