The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 25, 2013

Winter weather advisory to continue until 2 p.m. Tuesday

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

— Much of southern West Virginia is in a winter weather advisory until 2 p.m. Tuesday, with up to 8 inches of snow expected in the higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.

Meteorologist Joe Merchant said the advisory began at 2 a.m. today and most of the area will be receiving 3 to 5 inches of snow. “Over the course of 48 hours, some areas could see up to 8 inches, especially in higher elevations.”

He said the majority of the snow should have fallen overnight and into the morning hours around 7 or 8 a.m. today.

This evening, another round of light snowfall is expected.

“As the low passes on the back side of this system, north winds will pick up some moisture from the Great Lakes, so we’ll see a weak boundary in southern West Virginia that will give periods of on and off snow showers throughout the afternoon Tuesday.”

After Tuesday, Merchant said the precipitation should cease, but temperatures will remain low. “It will clear out, but will stay unseasonably cool behind this system. Temperatures will be above freezing, though.”

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