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Snow Squall: This morning's snow squall that caused the 44 car pile up on Interstate 81 in Berkeley County, West Virginia, and the accident on Interstate 70 in Washington County near Clear Spring, was the result of something that the models can not pick up on. We had very cold temperatures in the middle to upper layers of the atmosphere this morning, along with our strong northwesterly winds this morning, helped to create these snow streamers or snow squalls. As we experienced, these snow squalls can drop some heavy snow in a short amount of time, and drop visibilities to near zero.
Weather Synopsis: After this morning's snow squalls, we are looking for the winds to subside tonight, and as high pressure builds into the forecast, Thursday will bring warmer temperatures before more precipitation arrives for Friday. As we look ahead to the weekend, we will see 2 areas of low pressure build into the area, bringing the chance of showers for Friday as well as Saturday, then drier weather and even warmer temperatures are in the forecast as we get into early next week.
I’ll see you tonight on WHAG News at 7:00 and 11:00 with all the details! Have a great evening!
--Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman
Your Local Weather Leader Short Term Forecast:
Tonight: Mainly clear skies with cold temperatures. Winds subsiding overnight. Low: 15-20. Winds: Northwest 10-20 MPH with winds becoming light late this evening.
Tomorrow (Thursday): Partly sunny skies with much warmer temperatures. High: 48-53. Winds: South 10-15 MPH with gusts as high as 25 MPH.
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy skies becoming mostly cloudy skies in the evening. Low: 37-42. Winds: South 5-10 MPH.
Your Local Weather Leader Extended Forecast:
Friday: Cloudy skies with rain showers likely. High: 58. Low: 42.
Saturday: Cloudy skies with rain showers likely. High: 52. Low: 38.
Sunday: Partly sunny skies. High: 56. Low: 36.
Monday: Partly sunny skies. High: 65. Low: 40.
Tuesday: Partly sunny skies with a chance of rain showers. High: 58. Low: 38.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies. High: 58. Low: 38.
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