Upshur County could receive 4 to 6 inches of snow overnight

Friday afternoon update: The Winter Weather Advisory for Upshur County has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning with 4 to 6 inches of snow expected overnight.

BUCKHANNON — A fast-moving winter storm could dump several inches of snow on Upshur County Friday night.

Much of central and southern West Virginia is under a winter weather advisory that begins at 7 p.m. Friday night and runs through early Saturday morning, with 2 to 6 inches of snow expected. A smaller region — Randolph, Webster and Pocahontas counties — are under a more severe winter storm warning with 5 to 8 inches of snow possible.

“After a week of mild temperatures and rainfall, a quick-hitting disturbance will bring a healthy dose of snowfall to the area tonight and Saturday,” the National Weather Service said Friday morning. “Higher elevations across the northeastern mountains of West Virginia could see anywhere between 4 to 6 inches; 1 to 4 inches looking common across much of the lowlands. Travel overnight into Saturday morning will be treacherous.”

The weekend is expected to be a cold one in Upshur County, with Friday’s low temperature of 23 degrees only rising to about 30 during the day on Saturday. After dropping into the teens overnight, temperatures are forecast to be above freezing again on Sunday, with a high of 38 and a low of 20.

A warming trend will then likely continue throughout next week, with highs in the mid-50s by Wednesday.

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