Ritchie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 4:20 AM EST Jan. 24, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Minor water and winter weather impacts possible this

Rain Wednesday and Wednesday night has resulted in stream rises,
so watch for high water in low lying spots, there may also be poor
drainage backup.

Another blast of winter will arrive this morning, bringing much
colder air back to the region, along with a changeover snow. The
changeover will take place prior to and during the morning rush
over the middle Ohio Valley, and then shortly thereafter over the
central Appalachians. The transition should be crossing the Ohio
River around 7 am this morning. Moisture on roads from the rain
may freeze beneath a light coating of snow, as temperatures fall
below freezing within an hour or two of the changeover to snow.

Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s over the
middle Ohio Valley this morning, quickest west of the Ohio River,
and by early afternoon in the mountains. Temperatures over the
higher elevations of the mountainous terrain will drop sharply
through the 20s this afternoon.

Generally around an inch or less of snow can be expected across
the middle Ohio Valley this morning, with one to two inches in
the central appalchians today.

Despite recently warmed pavement, isolated slick spots may still
occur on area roadways. If traveling, use extra caution on area
roadways, mainly this morning over the middle Ohio Valley, and
today across the central Appalachians. Conditions over the
higher elevations of the mountainous terrain could become rather
treacherous this afternoon.

Check the latest weather forecast and conditions before
departing. Check out weather.Gov/rlx/winter for the latest
snowfall forecasts.