PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The day started off tranquil, but the winds are set to pick up, temperatures will tumble and rain will move in then switch over to snow later in the day.
After a little morning sunshine, the high reaches near 50 by mid-day.
But then, a powerful cold front will move in and create a few rain showers and very gusty winds.
KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman say those winds will gust over 40 miles per hour and may approach 60 miles per hour in the mountains by late afternoon and evening.
A Wind Advisory has been issued for much of the area from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Also, a High Wind Warning has been issued for Somerset County as well as the Fayette Ridges and Westmoreland Ridges.
The high winds will make travel difficult.
As temperatures fall into the 30s, rain showers will change to snow this evening. Bowman says tonight’s low will be 26 degrees with a coating to an inch of accumulation by morning.
“Low pressure’s going by, and this thing is an intense, deep, low pressure center,” Bowman said. “It’s going to be wrapping some chilly air around the back side, and guess what, that’s going to sweep in off the lakes, so we’ll get a little bit of lake effect snow going into the evening hours and into the overnight.”
Saturday features some light snow, continued windy conditions with gusts over 30 miles per hour and a high of 36.