CHARLESTON, WV -- This winter is shaping up to be a cold one as more frigid temperatures are in the forecast for this week.
Sheets of ice floated slowly down the Kanawha River Sunday afternoon even though the temperatures were in the mid-40s most of the day. It was the first time temperatures had moved above freezing since Wednesday, according to data on the National Weather Service's website.
Joe Merchant, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, warned residents not to get used to warmer climate.
Temperatures aren't expected to rise above freezing until Thursday and more snow, though expected to be a dusting, is in the forecast, he said.
"We're in for another cold spell," Merchant said.
The cold spell is caused by the jet stream shifting further south and drawing more cold air down from Canada, he said before adding that the area will likely get some warm air on the heels of the cold air.
Today's high temperature for Charleston will be in the mid-20s with snow showers before 2 p.m. with an overnight low falling to 1 degree below zero. The mercury isn't predicted to rise above 12 degrees Tuesday and will likely fall to negative 4 overnight Tuesday, Merchant said.
The high temperature Wednesday is expected to be 20 degrees with a low of 7 degrees overnight.