Winter Storm Warning In Effect For W. Pa.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The storm headed for the Pittsburgh area will be a mixed bag of precipitation.

KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says what you see in your neighborhood will depend on where you live.

“As the precipitation starts to move in, initially it’s going to start off with a period of some light snow showers which will probably last up through midnight – maybe beyond into a portion of the overnight period,” Jeff said.

The light snow showers will arrive before midnight. After midnight, Jeff predicts the snow will change to a sleet and freezing rain mix.

He expects ice accumulation during the Tuesday morning commute.

“Now as we head through out the afternoon, the precipitation will lighten up – it may end all together in some locations and by that point I think temperatures across most of the area should be above freezing,” Jeff said. “So we’ll go with some plain drizzle in the area [Tuesday] afternoon.”

Tuesday night should bring rain to the area. On Wednesday the rain could turn to snow showers in the afternoon.

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  1. Willard Scott says:

    NWS upgraded winter storm watch to a warning. They’re calling for 3-7″ of snow for Pittsburgh region in addition up to .50″ of ice. Why can’t all stations come to equilibrium instead of having viewers speculate, who you believe? Either way, get your milk, bread & toilet paper!!

  2. GoPitt says:

    Willard, where are you getting the 3-7 inches of snow info? Everything I’m seeing is 1-3 with .5 ice

    1. Dave says:

      North of the city (Valencia/Butler, PA) is calling for 3-7

    2. Tom says:

      Fox News got you down?

  3. Robby says:

    I’ve heard 1-3 and between .25 -.50 of ice. One station did say this was a level 3 storm, which is bad. I wonder what Jeff will give it on his “snow man” chart.

  4. Laura Holzschuh says:

    go to http://www.weather.com and u will find the info that willard found

  5. mplautz says:

    If you look the national weather service has actually issued 2 warnings for the general area- one has more snow for locations north and east of city. This storm will be about the ice though.

  6. Barbara says:

    Take my advice…if they are calling for .5″ of ice… GO TO THE STORE NOW!!!! I currently live in NC and .25″ of ice will cause havoc with power lines. A .5 storm will be AWFUL!!!!

  7. Tim - from USC says:

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  8. redrock100 says:

    there is nothing on radar. 7pm is a joke.

  9. Chuck says:

    expereinced an ice storm here in NC a few yrs back with the rain…..it ended up to be abot 2-4 inches of ifrozen slop. also expereinced an ice storm in Germany back in the 70’s, it shut down everything and no could drive on the roads due to the conditions. I agree, depends where u live. NC would suggest watch Youngstown weather rather than Pgh.

    Some dont think it will be as bad and our road crews will have the roads taken care of by sometime Wed morning….

    BE PREPARED!! DRIVE SAFELY!! AND PLEASE, CLEAN OFF YOUR CARS FROM ICE AND SNOW AND USE YOUR LIGHTS AS NECESSARY

  10. Jessica says:

    this has nothing to do with the weather but . . . . GO STEELERS!!!🙂

    1. WOBRAKA says:

      HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. JEFF says:

    TO PARANOID!! STEELERS ALL THE WAY

  12. Boradway Joe says:

    If it is ict, stay out of Beechview – especially “Lower Beechview” – bad stuff happens there.

  13. jimbo412 says:

    here we go steelers…..here we go…….hoorah

  14. Ralph says:

    3 – 7 ” is on accuweather site, and yes, you would think the weather folks could be more consistent with information.
    http://www.accuweather.com/us/pa/cranberry-township/16066/watches-warnings.asp

    1. Anette Letang says:

      3-7 inches is consistent with reports of “higher snowfall amounts outside of Pittsburgh.” Cranberry ain’t Pixburgh, hun.

  15. critter says:

    will get 1.5 inches. bank on it.

  16. WRH says:

    unless you are hauling medicine to some dieing baby stay the hell home.Not worth hurting someone because you want a coffee

  17. cheese says:

    PACKERS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Cheese says:

      I’m the cheese, and there ain’t NO WAY the Slackers are beating the Steelers, now hit the road roquefort and quit using my nickname. Steelers 37, Pack 23. Now go get yer shine box, Tommy.

    2. Putz says:

      DAWG!!!

  18. JES says:

    History has taught us that the actual weather conditions are usually not as bad as predicted. Let’s hope that’s the case tomorrow. Wet slush is easy. Ice is just plain nasty. STEELERS ROCK! SEND THOSE PACKERS PACKING!

  19. BRIAN says:

    Jeff Verszyla, you don’t own me.

  20. stephen steudler says:

    Yes

  21. stephen says:

    South Allegheny Clasings

  22. moxiemii says:

    Any way you slice it, we’re gonna need skates !

  23. barb says:

    what, nothing on the ground as of yet!!!! get it right!

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