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Spring snow shower expected in Tri-State

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Very little accumulation is expected during an early spring snow storm that is predicted to blow into the Tri-State on Sunday.

Clouds should start moving into the area early Sunday morning said Joe Merchant, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, and the rain that is predicted to fall in the early afternoon will turn into snow overnight into Monday morning.

Higher altitudes in the area can expect up to one inch of precipitation, but the snowfall won't be significant enough to create any accumulation in most places, said Merchant.

He said a snow storm in the spring is not unheard of for West Virginia, but it is the exception rather than the norm.

"Well, especially relative to last March, this is a much different system than what this area is accustomed to," said Merchant. "I'd say even by normal standards snowfall this time of the year is not too common. It certainly does happen, but this is a cooler pattern than normal."

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