CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One third of West Virginia is under a winter storm warning for up to a foot of heavy, wet snow.
The warning is effective in at least 19 counties from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night. The warning area stretches from Bluefield in the south to Martinsburg in the Eastern Panhandle.
The National Weather Service says the snow could lead to sporadic power outages and hazardous travel conditions. Snowfall amounts could vary from 4 to 8 inches in southern and some eastern counties to 6 to 10 inches in the Eastern Panhandle. A foot of snow is possible along higher elevations.
Lesser amounts are forecast in some counties just west of the warning area.