Spring snow storm expected to hit area

It appears those off from work or school for spring break may spend the first part of their spring vacation shoveling large amounts of snow.

The National Weather Service in Charleston updated a winter storm warning Sunday saying a late season winter storm would most likely affect the central Appalachians, followed by an upslope snow event.

The warning issued claims a strong low pressure system will push into the Ohio Valley and Central Appalachians beginning Sunday afternoon, bringing snow and sleet for Central Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

The Northwest flow is slated to produce significant snow accumulations in the Northern Mountain late today into Tuesday.

Total storm accumulations for Webster, Pocahontas and Randolph counties are predicted to be 9 to 16 inches, but some melting is likely in the afternoons.

Heaviest snow is expected through Tuesday, and the accumulating snow will most likely make travel hazardous.

Temperatures through Tuesday should be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

As of presstime today, Pocahontas County schools were on a two-hour delay.

Randolph County schools, meanwhile, are on spring break this week.