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Punxsutawney sees shadow; winter storm advisory is issued for region

Feb. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday, and you know what that means -- more winter on the way. And Jack Frost is getting right back to work as February may be coming in like a groundhog's prediction.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning and winter weather advisory for much of the region through 10 a.m. today, Monday, Feb. 3.

There was a 100 percent chance of precipitation for Sunday night into Monday morning. WSAZ NewsChannel3 meteorologist Josh Fitzpatrick was calling for 3 to 5 inches of heavy, wet snow to fall in the Tri-State area, making the morning commute messy.

Snowfall totals were expected to be higher -- up to 6 inches -- in northeast Kentucky and southeast Ohio. Milder air was expected to remain in the southern coalfields, with 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Fitzpatrick warned that areas receiving 4 inches or more of the heavy snow could also experience power outages from the weight of the snow pulling down tree limbs and power lines.

Monday's high is expected to be in the mid- to upper 30s, so the snow will likely melt through the afternoon and evening.



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