WILLIAMSON - With the latest weather forecast being released by the U.S. National Weather Service in Charleston, Mingo County Emergency Services Interim Director Doug Goolsby reminds local residents that it appears Ol’ Man Winter is not yet finished wreaking havoc on the area, and warns those traveling on the highways to use extreme caution.
As of presstime Monday, the latest weather advisory stated that accumulating snow with falling temperatures are headed our way, and a cold front will be passing through today that could bring in a much colder air mass. A low pressure center will form and intensify just south of the area and move east off the middle Atlantic coast by later tonight. Snow will develop and intensify, dropping 2 to 5 inches of snow across the lowlands. Over the mountains, 4 to 7 inches are expected, with the highest elevations possibly getting totals in the 8-10 inch range.
Wind-chill values will plummet tonight and will continue their hold on Mingo County for the majority of the day on Wednesday, with wind-chill readings dipping below zero for the lowlands and -10 to -15 degrees for the mountains.
Also remember to bring pets inside during these bitter cold temperatures, and have items in place inside your vehicle in case you would be stranded for any lengthy period of time. Take a few moments of your time to check on elderly family members or neighbors, to be assured their needs are being met.