PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The mild temperatures have moved out and it’s looking like a blustery, cold weekend with some snow across the area.
KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman says much of the day will be quiet with overcast skies and a high of 34 degrees.
However, snow will arrive in the area late in the afternoon and early this evening and accumulate to an inch or so by morning. Tonight’s low will be 24.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the area from 6 p.m. today through 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Bowman expects windy conditions Saturday as the snow continues to fall well into the afternoon.
A grand total of one to three inches is likely for the area with three to six inches by afternoon near Interstate 80 and in the ridges to our east.
In response to the impending snowfall, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a Phase 1 Snow Warning Alert. That means all city snow removal equipment is in salt/plow mode and city crews will work 12 hour shifts continuously until all streets are clear.
PennDOT officials say their crews are prepping for this latest round of winter weather too. They are pre-treating main roadways ahead of the snow’s arrival. The crews will be out treating the roads around-the-clock while the weather moves through.
Officials with PennDOT are urging motorists to use caution on roadways and slow down on bridges, ramps and overpasses.
On Saturday, temperatures will reach into the mid-20s in the morning before falling during the day. There will also be wind chills near zero much of the time.
Bowman says Saturday’s winds will be out of the NW at up to 25 miles per hour.
On Saturday night, it will be windy with some additional snow showers and a low of just 11.
Then on Sunday, it will be windy and cold with a few flurries. The high will reach 27 degrees, but wind chills will be near 10.