PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another round of winter weather will be adding to the snow that is still on the ground from Wednesday’s storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the area from 3 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday.
According to KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla, light snow showers will arrive after 2 a.m. and continue through noon.
“I expect light snow showers to start developing across the area late tonight, probably something on the order of 1 or 2 o’clock in the morning. So, there’ll be some light snow in the area at wake up [Saturday] morning,” Verszyla said.
“Lunch time, 30 degrees, and this is about the time I expect the light snow showers to start tapering off and ending all together – lunchtime, early afternoon tomorrow,” he added
The accumulation we’ll see local over that 10 to 12 hour period will be two inches, Verszyla says.
He says this snowfall is not comparable to Wednesday’s storm because that was a more intense burst. This, instead, is light snow accumulating a couple of inches over 12 hours.
“For the accumulation totals, what I expect through one o’clock [Saturday] – 12 hour snowfall totals – two to three inches over a 12-hour timeframe; higher elevations for areas south and east, especially in through northern West Virginia and Garrett County, Md., three to five inches,” said Verszyla. “And then this storm system should wrap up fairly quickly shortly after the lunch hour [Saturday]. We’ll still see lingering clouds though with a late-day high temperature of 33 degrees.”
We can expect temperatures in the upper-20s to lower-30s.
Drivers are being cautioned to take it slow on the roads and be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.