Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 2, 2014

Winter storm warning in effect for this evening — bitterly cold temperatures on the way

BLUEFIELD — The region can expect bitterly cold temperatures tonight, and accumulating snowfall.

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service for Mercer, Tazewell and Summers counties begins at 4 p.m. this afternoon and continues through noon Friday. A winter weather advisory is in effect for McDowell and Wyoming counties.

Most areas are expected to see 2 to 4 inches of snow tonight into Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. But the areas under the winter storm warning could see up to 6 inches of snow.

Temperatures will drop to 12 degrees tonight. Rain is expected to change to snow late this afternoon, according to the warning.

A second winter storm could impact the region Sunday night. And then temperatures will tumble early next week. Forecasters are calling for a low of 3 degrees Monday night. A high of only 16 degrees is expected Tuesday. Tuesday night will be 8 degrees.

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