CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Meteorologists placed much of West Virginia under a winter weather watch lasting from early Tuesday morning until the afternoon.
A quick-moving storm could bring 1 to 3 inches of snow for southwest West Virginia, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston. A winter watch was issued from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. for 34 counties, including Kanawha, Putnam, Fayette, Roane, Jackson, Mason and Boone. The snow would likely affect Tuesday's traffic.
Heavy snow and a steady shower of rain Sunday led to school closings and power outages all across West Virginia.
Schools are closed in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton and Pocahontas counties today. Schools in Clay, Jackson, Mason, McDowell, Monroe, Ohio, Preston, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Wirt and Wyoming counties are operating on a two-hour delay.
Fewer than 1,000 FirstEnergy customers were without electricity Monday, but more than 13,500 AEP customers had no power. Mercer County was hardest hit, with nearly 8,000 customers without electricity.
About 1,700 customers in Greenbrier County had no power, and about 1,370 in Summers County and about 1,200 in Fayette County were without electricity earlier in the day.
By 7:30 p.m., those numbers had dropped to about 10,150 in the state, with just less than 6,300 customers in Mercer County still without power. More than 1,335 in Lincoln and 1,665 in Raleigh counties also remained without power at that time Monday evening.