By Rachel Dove
WILLIAMSON - The Tug Valley area has experienced snowfall 23 out of the 39 days so far in 2014, and with more snow in the forecast, it appears those numbers are about to increase, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston,.
Tug Valley residents began their Monday morning commute on roads that were snow covered, as yet another snowfall blanketed the ground. Some areas reported two inches, while others had only a dusting. Mingo and Pike counties both canceled school due to hazardous road conditions. Low temperatures throughout the night refroze any moisture that was on the roadways, and a winter weather advisory was issued for most of the region.
According to the latest weather forecasts, today will be mostly sunny with a high near 31. Calm winds becoming northeast at 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon will bring mostly clear nighttime skies with a low around 21.
Wednesday, there is a 40 percent chance of snow before 4 p.m., followed by a chance of a rain and snow mixture, which could create slick driving conditions as the temperature drops in the evening hours. Daytime highs are expected to reach 37, with a southeast wind at 3 to 7 mph. Wednesday night, there is a chance of snow with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 27. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Thursday is expected to be the best day this week for outdoor activities, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature of 43 degrees. Thursday night the clouds will start to return, with a low around 28.
The end of the work week will bring another chance of rain and snow, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent, and the low will dip to near 25.