CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- While several accidents occurred Friday morning on the area's icy roads, no injuries were reported, a Kanawha County dispatcher said.
Meanwhile, weather forecasters predict a cold weekend with snow accumulating on Saturday and Sunday. While a winter storm warning remained in effect until 10 a.m. Friday, most of the snow had fallen by 7:30 a.m.
Accidents without injuries were reported about 8 a.m. Friday at 1 Brook Hill Drive in Pinch, 34 Harwich Lane in Jefferson, and 3200 MacCorkle Ave. S.E. in Charleston. An accident with no injuries was also reported at 7:06 a.m. at the corner of Donnally and Summers streets in Charleston.
John Victory, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Friday's temperatures would be bitter cold followed by snow accumulations over the weekend.
The temperature was 13 degrees just before 9 a.m. Friday and with wind chill factors could dip into the single digits throughout the day, he said.
A "clipper type storm system" will move in on Saturday with a fast moving pressure system from the northwest, he said.
Saturday's weather will bring quick bursts of snow with increasing clouds, he said.
Snow accumulation is expected to begin around noon on Saturday with temperatures climbing as high as the low 30s and dipping as low as 10 degrees, he said.
Heavy snow is predicted for Saturday evening with accumulation of about two inches. Snow showers are expected to continue into Sunday morning with a total weekend accumulation of up to five inches.
Sunday and Monday temperatures will reach into the mid to upper 30s.
"We've got another clipper system on the way on Monday," he said. "We could see a mix of rain and snow."
In Charleston, the Kanawha River is at 25 feet and should be in a broad crest Friday afternoon and evening before receding over the weekend.The flood stage for the river is 30 feet.