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Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch A light dusting of snow fell Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON — Tri-State residents awoke to a winter wonderland Wednesday after overnight snow showers blanketed the trees in white powder.

With students home from school because of the national day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush, it was a true snow day despite most of the flakes disappearing by the afternoon.

As the week comes to an end, the National Weather Service in Charleston predicts more overnight snow is possible, but temperatures will rise just enough to keep the ground wet but not white during the day Thursday and Friday, even into the weekend.

This week's snow happens to coincide with the National Weather Service Charleston and the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

Their No. 1 tip is to prepare an emergency kit with a three-day supply of food, water and medicine, along with the essential supplies a family will need in the event of a prolonged power outage when travel is not possible.

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