UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for central West Virginia, predicting heavy snow between 1 a.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The heaviest snowfall will occur during the day Tuesday, according to the weather service. Between 3 to 5 inches is predicted.
Kanawha County Emergency Management put out a warning about the weather prediction.
CHARLESTON, WV -- Colder weather will be moving into the region this week, but local forecasters say it likely won't be a repeat of the subzero temperatures brought by the polar vortex earlier this month.
Dave Marsalek, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said information from the National Climatic Data Center, which provides longer-term weather forecasts, is not consistent enough yet to be on alert for another extreme cold spell.
"Late Tuesday through Friday, we will see colder temperatures," Marsalek said. "Possibly single digits to low teens Wednesday night. Definitely a chillier pattern, but as far as next week goes, is it going to be what we saw a couple weeks ago? Absolutely not."
Nighttime temperatures this week are expected to dip into the single digits in Charleston and below zero in the mountains, said meteorologist Andrew Beavers.
"What we're looking at is that it's going to get pretty darn cold," Beavers said.
Today was expected to be warmer, though cloudy with a high of 46 degrees. A cold front was forecast for the evening and will bring temperatures down. Beavers said a "good, old fashioned cold front" would be bringing cold air down from Canada.