MORGANTOWN — Today’s warm weather isn’t something to get used to, said Tyler Roys, a meteorologist from Accuweather. Rain, a cold front and even snow could be on the horizon for people waking up this morning.
“The rain’s going to mix with snow and that’s going to happen after midnight,” he said.
The low for tonight is predicted to be about 32 degrees. The high for Tuesday is predicted to be in the low- to mid-30s.
“It’s going to be rather cloudy, and there’s going to be some snow showers around,” he said.
Coating of up to an inch could be expected for the Tuesday morning commute, Roys said. He added that early morning commuters could meet some slick spots that might not be visible, so be vigilant of that heading to work or school.
The City of Morgantown is preparing for inclement weather. Today, the city circulated a press release stating Public Works would be prepped and ready to respond. Morgantown’s Public Works Department has 10 plow trucks and roughly 3,000 tons of salt to deal with accumulation.
The press release stated The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends motorists keep their windows clear, drive slowly and watch for stops.
While weather patterns like today’s warm-to-cold dip aren’t unusual in spring and fall, Roy said it’s not going to happen every week.
This morning, those who are getting ready for work and catching the school bus will be met with breezy cold temperatures.
“It’s going to be cloudy. It’s going to be colder. The temperature on the thermometer is going to say it’s colder and it’s going to feel even colder than what the thermometer’s saying,” he said.
The wind Tuesday is expected to come out of the Northwest at 10-20 mph. Kids at the bus stop should definitely be bundled up, given 20 degree temperatures.
Heading home Tuesday, it should warm up but not much. Thirty degree temperatures will hit in the evening, but Roys said it’s going to feel like it’s in the teens.
Tuesday night, temperatures should drop down to a low of 14.
“With that low of 14, it’s going to actually break the record of 15 set back in 1986,” he said.
Cold weather should be here to stay, though not so extreme as Tuesday. Wednesday morning temperatures will hit the 30s. By the weekend, temperatures should be back up in the 40s and 50s.