By: Dennis Bowman

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh area has been in winter’s icy grip for weeks now, but some relief is on the way as temperatures begin to climb this weekend.

KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says we begin our baby steps toward warmer weather in western Pennsylvania today.

He says today’s sunshine will fade behind clouds for the afternoon with a high of about 29 degrees.

This evening, some light snow moves into the area around 8 p.m.

Bowman say the best chance for a coating of snow is north of Pittsburgh, but we must allow for a dusting to an inch in the area by morning. It won’t be as cold though with a low of 20 degrees.

One Saturday, any snow activity will end with a mostly cloudy and windy day. The high will reach 34 degrees with some winds gusting over 30 miles per hour.

Then, on Sunday, it will be mainly cloudy with a few scattered rain showers. Bowman says it will still be breezy with a high of 42 degrees.

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