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Arctic Blast Blows Across The Area

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The heavy snowfall that caused problems on the region’s roadways overnight and this morning may have moved out of the area; but an arctic blast is taking its place.

While most parts of Western Pennsylvania got between 4- to 6-inches of snow last night and into the morning, the storm dumped 5.5-inches of new snow in Pittsburgh.

The heaviest precipitation may be over, but KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman says we’ll continue to see some occasional bursts of snow as lake effect bands move through behind the storm.

He predicts that the Pittsburgh area will likely see an additional accumulation of a coating to an inch of snow today. Parts of the Laurel Highlands could get an extra 1- to 3-inches of snow, while the I-80 corridor could see 2- to 4-inches of new snow.

Blowing and drifting snow could cause some problems for drivers with winds gusting over 30-miles per hour.

Wind chills are hovering in the sub-zero temperature range — and these below zero wind chill values will remain at times through the evening hours.

“Actual air temperatures will be slowly falling through the teens today to a low of 5 above [zero] tonight,” Bowman added. “Tomorrow looks mostly cloudy with a period of light snow late in the day. A dusting of accumulation is possible in the evening hours.”

The high temperature will only reach 15 before falling to a low of about 10-degrees on Saturday night.

Steelers fans heading to Heinz Field on Sunday will really need to bundle up.

Dennis says the high of 18-degrees will drop to about 15-degrees by game time; but he warns that it’s going to feel even colder.

“Sub-zero wind chills will affect the area through the weekend!”

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