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Temperatures will fall, dusting of snow expected

November 24, 2012
By Casey Houser - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Despite rumors that suggested heavy snow for this weekend, the National Weather Service predicts colder temperatures will arrive but with only a dusting of snow.

Joe Merchant, meteorologist with the Weather Service, spoke to the Inter-Mountain Friday about what local residents can expect for the next several days.

"There is a cold front that's currently heading through the eastern third of the state," he said.

Merchant said the cold front would develop in the area throughout Friday afternoon. Light rain and an increase in wind were expected to accompany the front.

He said cold air, which will arrive behind the cold front, will leave room for the system to produce light rain and a dusting of snow.

"We're not expecting much," Merchant said.

He said not much snow is expected because of a lack of moisture presently in the air, a necessary element for heavier rainfall and snow totals.

Due to the lack of moisture, today and Sunday will be relatively dry.

Residents of Elkins should feel lows in the upper teens and highs in the low 30s today, he said. On Sunday, highs will rise to the low 40s.

Merchant also mentioned that the first few days of next week should be warmer than today, with temperatures similar to that of Sunday's highs and lows.

However, he said, the temperatures, relative to season averages, will be slightly lower than normal.



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