CHARLESTON, W.Va.--The National Weather Service is calling for wintry weather tonight into Tuesday for higher elevations in the area.
A cold front was forecast to cross the area tonight and into Tuesday morning, turning tonight's rain showers to snow for higher elevations. A rain and snow mix was on tap for those in the lower elevations and valleys.
The weather service warned in an advisory that the rain and snow falling early in the morning and frigid temperatures could cause travel and road concerns.
Drivers should beware of icy roads on their Tuesday morning commute.
An "unusually cold" November airmass is heading this way behind the cold front and is expected to cause temperatures to drop Tuesday into the low 40s, according to an advisory issued by the weather service's Charleston office.
"Overnight low temperatures by Wednesday morning will range from the teens in the mountains to the middle 20s in the coalfields," the weather service said.Temperatures were expected to come back up slightly on Wednesday but would remain in the low 40s.