Pinpoint Weather: Colder and windy Monday with snow showers in the higher elevations

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A cold front will sweep through the region Sunday night, ushering in another dose of colder air and windy conditions to start the workweek.

Ahead of the front, we’re seeing an increase in cloud cover west of the Parkway. Although most of our region will remain dry, several batches of rain will move across the northwestern corner of our viewing area, mainly the area west of I-81 and north of I-64. The rain will likely mix with some snow in the higher elevations this afternoon/evening. This could lead to some light snow accumulation later tonight in the higher elevations of the Highlands.

Behind the passing front Monday morning, upslope snow showers will lead to snowfall accumulations up to 3 to 5″ possible for the west-facing slopes of Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties. This may lead to slick spots on roads and walkways by early Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Sunday 4 p.m. to Monday 10 a.m. for western Pocahontas County and western Greenbrier County for this reason. Strong, gusty winds may also lead to some blowing snow or drifting snow in these areas.

Most of our region will not see any precipitation. However, we’ll all feel the brunt of the cold air and windy conditions behind the front.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible for parts of the region late Sunday through mid-morning Monday. Monday morning wind chills may be as low as the teens and 20s west of the Parkway and 20s east of the Parkway. Bundle up!

Winds relax by late Monday. Highs will be hard-pressed to make it out of the 40s in most spots and out of the 30s in the higher elevations.

Temperatures will be seasonable for Tuesday before climbing to above-average Wednesday. Some locales may hit 70 for the high midweek.

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