Superstorm Sandy is slowly unwinding and drifting north to northwest. It will take its sweet time doing that, which means we’ll continue to get some wind gusts — 30-40 mph — unseasonably cold days (lots of 30s/40s), and still maybe a few stray snow showers sneaking over from glacial West Virginia, where 10-30 inches of snow is common in the much of the central and eastern parts of the state and more will be falling. Sandy’s very slow exodus means the pattern is stuck, and cold air will be held in place into next week, moderating slightly by the weekend, which means 50s for highs (maybe some low 60s) and 30s for lows. Forecast models are latching onto a disturbance moving through the jet stream flow around the ever-widening Sandy circulation (yes, some semblance of her may be floating around eastern Canada) early next week and possibly blowing up another coastal low to our east or southeast. Don’t worry: Superstorm Sequel is not on the way, the ingredients aren’t there, and the low as modeled would be fairly weak. But the track and pattern should be a little tantalizing to snow lovers, because they are very similar to what often brings us some snow in mid-winter. Being early November, and with no extreme Arctic push, the cold air will of course be marginal, but this is worth keeping an eye on around Election Day for showers of … something. At the least, its counterclockwise flow will likely reinforce the cold air early to mid next week — and probably set off yet more accumulating snow squalls in West Virginia and the higher elevations of far western Virginia.