Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Area
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Snow continues to fall blanketing the area, and the blustery weather is expected to continue right through the work week.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for several counties including Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson and Lawrence.
KDKA’s Jon Burnett says wind chill readings in the teens and low 20s will continue to be the pattern for the next three days.
“We’ll all get the cold. It is really digging down deep into Dixie – that harsh cold is. That outbreak will continue pouring on in here right through Wednesday,” said Burnett. “It’s going to be Thursday and even Friday of the upcoming work week before things even start to moderate and temperatures start to come back up just a little bit.”
But it won’t just be the cold sticking around; snow is expected to continue falling for the next few days, too.
“Locally, we’ll have maybe an inch, maybe two inches of accumulation each day, Monday and Tuesday. Then, just flurries on Wednesday. Remember, more than this north of Interstate 80 and in the Laurel Highlands,” said Burnett. “Thursday, [is a] nice looking day, still cold, partly cloudy; and we do warm up just a bit on Friday. But then rain arrives, more cold air pulls in next weekend, and we could have another snowstorm on our hands a week from today.”
Forecasters say some of the higher elevations may see much more snow this week.
“The higher elevations, the Laurel Highlands, could see… between now and Tuesday night at this time… up to a foot of snow. You could see as much as a foot and a half north of I-80 all the way to the lake,” added Burnett. “Locally, I think most of us are looking at something anywhere from two to four inches with a little more north in Butler, Armstrong and Clarion counties – maybe as much as five to six inches, again, through Tuesday.”
The high Monday is expected to reach 28 degrees.
Meanwhile, part of the Mon Wharf will reopen Monday. It has been closed since Tuesday due to flooding.
Officials say that about 200 of the 700 parking spaces will be available for the morning rush. Those are located on the Stanwix Street end of the lot.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.