Record lows set in West Virginia cities; warmer temps coming

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Record-low temperatures have been set in parts of West Virginia as a blast of Arctic air swept through the state.

The National Weather Service says the thermometer dipped to 14-below zero Sunday morning in Elkins. That broke the previous record of 12 below set in 1988.

In Parkersburg, the low of 7 below on Sunday broke the mark of 6 below set in 2014.

A warmup is on the way, but not before a wintry mix hits the state early Monday. Although little accumulation is expected, authorities warn that sleet and freezing rain could make for a hazardous morning commute.

The weather service says highs should rebound to the mid-60s in parts of West Virginia by Thursday.

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