Winter weather has been here in spurts, and we don't see any change in that for the next week to ten days.
Starting Thursday, a low pressure system lifts out of the southeast and will be spreading moisture over the southern and eastern sections of West Virginia. Best chance to see snow on Thursday would be Pocahontas, eastern and southern areas of Webster and Randolph counties. To your right, the top graphic shows the GFS model snow totals. Again, the southeast mountains will see some good snow totals.
At the same time, a cold front will be moving in from the west. The second graphic is the 500 MB chart, the yellow area north of us indicating better lift compared to us to the south. That being said, it will bring clouds, some breezy conditions and a renegade snow shower along with some flurries in spots.
High pressure provides quiet weather Friday and Saturday. We should see a spike in temps on Saturday, near 50 before our next batch of cold air.
Third graphic down is our next story, colder air on the move for early next week. This represents the temperatures at the surface on Tuesday morning, and it's chilly! Lows will be in the low teens to single digits, with afternoon highs in the 20s.
I will say that the models have not been doing a good job on the progress of cold air into the region this winter. With both extended models now showing it, and it being less than a week out, there is confidence of a cold snap, although it looks to be brief, as readings should rise by the end of next week in response to our next cold front.
The last two graphics show the precipitation for the same period, Monday afternoon. Cold air will be here, but moisture looks limited. The gray indicates some snow, but very light.
Bottom line for the next week, a chilly pattern with bouts of snow, but nothing that will be widespread or have a big impact.