School has been closed today in several West Virginia counties, including Mercer, Summers, Raleigh and McDowell and the counties in the Eastern Panhandle.
Those represent many of the counties that forecasts show would be hit hardest by blizzard conditions the next couple of days.
In Kanawha, county manager Jennifer Sayre issued an updated news release this morning:
"At this time, we have been presented with two scenarios: 1. A rain event that will increase tonight into tomorrow and could produce 3-5" of rain and could result in some flooding beginning Wednesday. 2. A snow event which will begin early Tuesday morning and could result in 1-6" of heavy wet snow. The snow event would likely result in power outages throughout the county."