OAK HILL (WOAY) – Are you ready for more snow?
Let’s talk about this potential for snow tomorrow night. Thursday will start off quiet, but it is not the way it is going to end. A cold front is back to our west and is going to slowly push high pressure out. We still have warmer temperatures in the 40s for Thursday afternoon. Our precipitation starts out as rain with temperatures above freezing. Once temperatures get to freezing (one of the big questions), those rain showers will turn into snow showers.
The amount of accumulation depends on how fast surface temperatures can get below freezing for the snow to stick. With temperatures today and tomorrow in the 40s/50s, it may take a little bit, which is one of the reasons why we wouldn’t see as much accumulation. However, we will see snow! The snow will continue into Friday morning.
As of right now, we should see a general 2-4″ across the area. The highest amounts will be 4-6″, with isolated pockets of 7″ in the highest elevations of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties. But again, this all depends on how fast the cold air arrives and how fast the surface temperatures get below freezing in the lower elevations. If the cold air arrives more quickly, rain will turn to snow faster and that means more snow.
The system moves out Thursday afternoon, but the cold air sticks around the region.
And if this wasn’t enough snow for you, we could see another batch of snow early next week. Your StormWatch weather team will continue to monitor this system and give you updates!