CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Temperatures across West Virginia could fall to their lowest levels in 18 years Monday night.
Below-zero temperatures are forecast around the state. Greg Guillot with the National Weather Service in Charleston says most of the state is expected to see the coldest temperatures since February 1996.
The weather service has issued for wind chill warnings for most of the state, effective Monday evening. Some areas could see wind chills of minus 30 degrees or lower.
Conditions could be even more frigid in higher elevations. The temperature at Snowshoe is expected to plunge to between minus 20 and minus 25 degrees Monday night. Guillot says the wind chill may be minus 50.
Public schools in all 55 counties closed Monday because of wintry weather.