PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A blustery day is in the forecast as winter weather makes its return to the Pittsburgh area.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler Cambria, Clarion, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango and Washington counties.
KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says it will be a windy and snowy Friday. In the earlier morning hours though, he say snow amounts underperformed with just a dusting in Pittsburgh.
Dennis Bowman’s Forecast:
But there are still issues to be dealt with.
Between now and the end of the day, more snow will fall.
Bowman expects an inch or two in the Pittsburgh area, two to four inches to the areas just north and east of the city, and three to six inches will pile up in the higher ridges and I-80 corridor.
“It will continue to be active on a sporadic basis with bursts of snow that will re-coat things and also bring that visibility down. So, kind of a nasty day in progress,” Bowman said. “Also, the gusty winds, that’s going to be pretty constant out there start to finish today.”
The high today will be 25 degrees, but wind chills will hover in single digits as winds blow from the west at 25 to 35 miles per hour and higher.
The flurries and frigid temperatures overnight created a few slick spots for the morning commute. Road crews with PennDOT and the City of Pittsburgh were out late Thursday and into the overnight hours treating the roads. The major concerns were ramps, bridges and overpasses.
Also, the gusty winds knocked over a few signs across the area and some snow squalls were reported.
Tonight, conditions will be mostly cloudy with some light snow around. The low will be 17 degrees.
KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports on road conditions:
For the weekend, Bowman says it will be mostly cloudy with a few flurries on Saturday and a high of 25.
On Sunday, it will be a dry day with partly sunny skies, but it will still be cold with a high of 26. Lows both nights of the weekend will be in the mid-teens.
The weather warms up on Monday, Martin Luther King Day. It will be partly sunny with an afternoon shower and a high of 41 degrees.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.