Weekend brings sleet, ice, snow to West Virginia

Frederick Owens
January 13, 2018

Areas along and west of I-65 (Louisville, Elizabethtown, & Bowling Green) are under a Winter Storm Warning.

The last time the temperature remained BELOW freezing for a week or more was in February of 2014.

Well, Friday is the day. Snow is expected from Friday evening, and will continue into Friday night, tapering off Saturday morning.

In addition to the flooding concern, there will be areas of fog (locally dense) as the mild air moves over the snow on a strong southerly flow. "Ice accumulations of 0.1" are possible, before the changeover to snow.

TONIGHT: Cloudy skies and rain showers develop, with a low temperature of 48 degrees.

That warmth, combined with heavy rain Friday night and a return to freezing temperatures Saturday afternoon is causing major weather woes.

Forecasts are calling for highs in the teens and lows in the single digits again. Travel Friday evening will be slow, and thick fog could exacerbate the situation. It starts today with temperatures rising into the 50s and wraps up this weekend with potentially heavy snow. That agency predicts a high of 36 on Saturday, although a wintry mix is still in the picture.

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We will have two waves of precipitation - the first Friday and the second late Friday night and the first part of Saturday.

Monday will be mostly sunny and cold with highs in the 20s.

People should expected travel conditions to range from poor to extremely hard risky from Saturday to Saturday night in the storm's wake.

Wind chill factors below zero will impact northeast Oklahoma through at least mid morning Friday. High near 59. South wind 5 to 15 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 17.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 26.

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