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Winter storm warning issued for parts of W.Va.

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- A wintry mix could put a crimp in the Thanksgiving travel plans of West Virginia residents, including those living in the Tri-State.

Commuters in the Huntington area were expected to be greeted with rain, sleet and snow Tuesday morning before the precipitation turns to all rain during the day, according to Ken Batty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston.

Batty said the most significant chance for snow accumulation and hazardous driving conditions in the Tri-State will occur Tuesday night into Wednesday, with a few inches possible depending on the elevation. Winds up to 20 miles per hour also will become a factor, he said.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon for Brooke and Hancock counties in the Northern Panhandle. The weather service says up to 9 inches of snow is possible there.

Other northern parts of the state could see snow mixed with freezing rain.

In mountainous counties, a light mix of freezing rain and sleet was forecast to end Tuesday morning.

A large section of the state including Charleston and Clarksburg was expected to see rain mixed with some snow Tuesday.

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