By: Dennis Bowman

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Winter has Pittsburgh in its icy grip once again today as frigid temperatures persist across the region.

KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says we are in the core of Arctic air today as temperatures will not leave the teens for highs.

Also, wind chills are rugged with sub-zero readings this morning and single digits for the afternoon and evening. A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect this morning for Clarion, Jefferson, Mercer and Venango counties.

Bowman says the actual high today will be 18 degrees, and tonight’s low will be just eight degrees above zero.

Despite the bitter cold, Bowman says there will be some sunshine.

The other good news is that it looks like a warm up is on the way.

On Friday, Bowman says we’ll have partly sunny skies with a high of 28 degrees.

Then, on Saturday, it will be breezy and warmer with scattered snow showers and a high of 34 degrees. On Sunday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 42 and scattered rain showers.

There is some even better news for the second half of next week as Bowman says that long range computer model guidance indicates temperatures could reach into the 50s.

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