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Frosty air to linger in Tri-State, chance of storm predicted

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- What meteorologists are calling "a taste of Arctic air" will linger in the Tri-State at least for the next two days.

Temperatures were the chilliest in Tucker County, W.Va., where the mercury fell to five below zero Tuesday.

The frigid temperatures were enough for several school districts in Ohio and West Virginia to call for delays in starting the school day for Tuesday and Wednesday. At press time, Cabell and Wayne County schools are operating on a regular schedule for Wednesday.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Charleston predict temperatures will fall to 11 early Wednesday morning. The temperature is predicted to increase to a high of 27 in the afternoon, before snow showers are predicted to come into the area.

Meteorologists also have issued a hazardous weather outlook saying there is a possibility of a "significant storm system" between Thursday night and Saturday. The greatest chance of precipitation is predicted to be 50 percent Thursday night.

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