WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – A complex weather system is set to move into the Ohio Valley as we near the end of the work-week that will produce the first accumulating snow for the winter months.

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Here is the latest from the desk of the StormTracker7 Weather Team

For the beginning of the day, there were a few shades of sun peaking through the clouds. However, cloud coverage started rolling in just around lunchtime.

The timeframe for snow to start (for now) is later in the afternoon and early evening hours of Thursday. Snow showers will likely become more widespread before midnight. That is when the most intense snow will likely fall.

Here is a current look at local radar.

A new tool that the Weather Prediction Center unveiled recently shows some of the potential impacts this system will have on our area.

Minor impacts are expected across Northern WV, meaning there is no direct threat to life or property. However, there will be inconveniences in daily life activities. Streets will need to be plowed and there could be slick spots on the roadways. Use caution if traveling Thursday night into Friday morning. Northern WV will be impacted the most with highest snow accumulations.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Tyler and Wetzel County. For a full look at that story, click here.

Now the important question. How much snow will we get? The latest trends remain the same.

Model data suggests that the bulk of the snow will fall to our south and east. Accumulations could exceed upwards of five inches in the ridges and hilltops. Locally, not so much. We will see around 1″- 3″ with higher amounts possible on hilltops and through the higher terrain. The father north and west you live compared to I-70, the less snow you will see.

The Stormtracker7 team will continue to follow the possible snow and bring you the latest updates as we have them.