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Winter advisory issued for Tri-State

Jan. 24, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

HUNTINGTON -- This week's dry, cold weather was expected to evolve into snow showers Friday morning in Huntington and other parts of the Tri-State.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Thursday afternoon, calling for between two and five inches of snowfall in Cabell and surrounding counties in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The high temperature is expected to be in the mid-20s. The chance of precipitation is at a certain 100 percent, meteorologists said in the advisory.

The weather is expected to cause primary travel difficulties, and drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities when driving Friday.

While snow flurries have drifted through the area, no significant snowfall has been recorded in Huntington during a week when temperatures have dipped well into the teens.

The case has been much different in other parts of West Virginia.

Snowshoe Mountain representatives reported eight inches of fresh snowfall overnight Wednesday, and they said another 10 inches is expected there this weekend.

Once the sun goes down Friday, meteorologists have predicted a 30 percent chance of precipitation, which will decrease to a 20 percent chance Saturday morning.

By Sunday, temperatures will begin climbing back up into the high 30s.