PARKERSBURG - Weather conditions from Superstorm Sandy will not be going anywhere until at least Saturday, said officials with the National Weather Service Tuesday afternoon.
The Parkersburg area received a mix of rain and snow from the storm, said meteorologist Joe Merchant with the National Weather Service in Charleston. Merchant said recorded rainfall from 8 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday was .37 of an inch.
From 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Parkersburg received .21 of an inch of additional rainfall.
Temperatures dropped to about 36 degrees overnight.
Because Parkersburg is closer to the warmer air associated with the center of Sandy as she came ashore, this area did not receive the amount of snow other areas of the state closer to the cooler air did, Merchant said.
Today's forecast calls for rain and clouds, he said.
The storm system bringing snow this morning will be the lingering effects of Sandy, Merchant said.
A break in the weather is expected with the storm moving out on Friday or Saturday. The area should experience sun again on Saturday and temperatures will reach into the 50s, said Merchant.
Local Verizon Wireless stores are offering charging stations to those needing to charge the batteries on their wireless devices, said spokesman for the company Laura Merritt.
Locations offering the service are:
* 2054 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
* 2837 Pike St., Parkersburg, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
* Grand Central Mall in Vienna from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (next to the food court).
Merritt said the company decided to offer the help because those stores have power in the aftermath of the storm.
"They don't have to be our customers," she said. "We're happy to help them charge their devices."