Upshur County also chose a red, white and blue theme in 2020. In this file photo, Upshur County's patriotic Christmas tree in front of the courthouse is covered with red, a little extra white and blue on one Wednesday evening last year as snowfall started. / File photo

Wintry mix, cloudy skies on the way for weekend, but sun could shine through for Winter Solstice

BUCKHANNON — Wednesday’s winter wonderland-like snowfall late that afternoon and into the evening blanketed Buckhannon and Upshur County.

But unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on how big of a fan you are of the white stuff — snow will give way to a wintry mix over the weekend.

At the opposite end of Main Street, City Hall and Buckhannon’s West Virginia Tree is similarly dusted with fast-falling snowflakes.

According to the National Weather Service out of Charleston, there’s a 40 percent chance of snow showers overnight Thursday, which will like transform into a wintry mix by Friday afternoon.

Calm, cloudy skies will prevail later Friday and most of Saturday, although there is a small chance of snow overnight around 3 a.m.

The NWS predicts Sunday will be a mashup of rain and snow until 10 a.m., rain from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and then cloudy skies with a high of 43.

The sun will finally peak out Monday, Dec. 21 — the shortest day of the year — and temperatures will hover in the mid-40s.

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