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Arctic Blast Persists Across Pittsburgh Area

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh area remains in a deep freeze with temperatures in the teens and frigid wind chills.

KDKA Meteorologist Ashley Dougherty says temperatures will stay in the mid- to upper teens all day.

“The wind’s going to factor [in] because the wind is going to pick up just a little bit today as this clipper system is going to get ready to move through,” said Dougherty. “We should feel like we are in the single digits throughout the day.”

She also says we could see some flurries late tonight.

“It’s going to pass just north of our area. I think if anything we’re just going to see a few flurries, light snow showers, really not expecting any accumulation in most of the viewing area,” said Dougherty. “Up near I-80, even the Laurel Highlands, you may see half an inch possibility, up to an inch. The rest of us, pretty quiet; it’s going to continue though to keep that Arctic air.”

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to dip back into the single digits tonight with mostly cloudy skies.

“Overnight tonight, back down into the single digits; so that could put our wind chills well below zero in some spots,” said Dougherty.

On Sunday, the high is expected to reach 18 degrees with a temperature of 15 for the AFC Championship game at Heinz Field.

As for early next week, Dougherty says we should watch out as another system could bring more snow our way.

“It’s already into central parts of the United States; it’s going to continue to move southward, then slide up the East Coast,” she says. “If it continues to move a little bit more inland, we could see a little bit more snowfall. As of now, it looks like some spots could see two to three inches. But if it does move a little bit more inland, we could see a little bit more snowfall. I think though it’s going to continue to push farther out to sea and we’ll see most of that snow staying in the eastern parts of Pennsylvania.”

MORE INFORMATION: Latest Conditions | Local Radar

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