CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians woke up Thursday to a new winter storm, this one dumping snow instead of ice.
Several inches of snow had fallen by 7 a.m. in parts of southern and central West Virginia will precipitation spreading to the north and east.
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— NWS Charleston, WV (@NWSCharlestonWV) February 18, 2021
Southern counties could see a mix of snow and sleet by mid-morning with a change back to snow an additional 1 to 2 inches of accumulation by Thursday night.
A Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service covers most of the state.
The state’s eastern mountains are expected to pick up the most accumulation. Communities in Pocahontas, Tucker and surrounding counties could see closer to a foot of snow.
The new snow knocked out power to additional customers in western West Virginia. Appalachian Power began the day reporting approximately 52,000 customers without service Wednesday night. That number had grown to more than 63,000 by early Thursday morning.
Most county school systems took a snow day Thursday but there were some running on a remote schedule.