PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A few flurries won’t amount to much today; but a major winter storm is heading our way and it is expected to bring “significant snowfall” to the region.

Western Pennsylvania will be under a winter storm watch beginning tomorrow morning and into Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman says we can expect the first flakes to start falling late Tuesday morning around the Pittsburgh area.

He’s predicting that we will see between two- to four-inches of accumulation by the afternoon rush hour; and another inch or so of snow into Wednesday morning.

Some parts of the area could see blowing and drifting snow.

The flakes will begin to taper off late Wednesday; but some light lake effect snow is still expected to fall into Thursday.

As the system heads towards the mid-Atlantic Seaboard, parts of Greater New York and New England will likely see what Dennis describes as a “disrupting snowfall” with a number of flight delays.

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