Huntington can expect a polar front with continuing high winds and a line of snow Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
The cold front could be accompanied by snow squalls. The front is expected to bring snow, wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour and temperatures dropping toward the freezing mark.
Squalls are defined as “a short but intense burst of snow accompanied by strong winds that can produce whiteout or near whiteout conditions and is “a key wintertime weather hazard,” according to the NWS.”
Squalls can “move in and out quickly, and typically last less than an hour. The sudden white-out conditions combined with falling temperatures produce icy roads in just a few minutes.”