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March 30, 2014

Parts of region still languishing under winter weather advisories

Spring may have sprung but we’ll see at least one more blast of cold before the sun comes out again, according to meteorologists.

“Saturday night we’ll see rain changing to snow,” Charleston Meteorologist Jeff Hovis said. “There’s a chance of precipitation around 100 percent. It looks like one to three inches of snow. There will be a low around 30.

“Sunday’s going to start with snow likely in the morning with a chance of rain in the early afternoon. We’ll probably get another half an inch tomorrow. It’ll melt pretty fast since the high will be around 40. For Sunday night, it looks like mostly clear with no precipitation and lows around 30.”

Hovis says Monday will be mostly clear skies with a high around 60 degrees.

Fayette, Raleigh, Nicholas and Wyoming counties are all under a winter weather advisory, Hovis said.

“All of them except Nicholas are from 11 p.m. Saturday evening to 11 a.m. Sunday morning. There could be a 2- to 4-inch snow accumulation. With Nicholas they’re expecting 4 to 6 inches of snow. That runs from 2 a.m. on Saturday to 2 p.m. on Sunday.”

Greenbrier and Summers counties are under a winter storm advisory and Monroe County is under a winter weather advisory and wind advisory.

“For Greenbrier and Summers we’re thinking we’re going to see between 4 and 6 inches of snow in the higher elevations,” Blacksburg Meteorologist Patrick Wilson said. “Monroe will probably see between 2 and 4 inches. There is a wind advisory, which means they could see wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

“All of the advisories start Saturday night and go from midnight to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The wind advisory starts at 10 p.m. Saturday night and goes to 10 p.m. Sunday.”

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