Mixed Bag of Winter Weather Making Travel Troublesome
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a mixed bag of winter weather moving across the area.
We’re seeing sleet, rain, freezing rain and some snow, and it’s making roads tough to travel.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Somerset and Washington counties.
The advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Wednesday.
“We do have snow, a little sleet, maybe some freezing rain mixing in a couple of locations. This will all go over to snow after the midnight hour. And most of us right now are seeing that. But there are pockets of ice and sleet, so be very careful as you travel about,” said KDKA’s Jon Burnett. “Fortunately, PennDOT has done a nice job of getting the roads pre-treated, in most cases. Still though, allow extra time for your travels tonight and tomorrow.
“Expect something on the order of a coating to an inch for most of us, but the further east you get, over into the Laurel Highlands and then out towards State College and beyond, you’ll see more, not a lot… but two to three inches, possibly locally as much as four in some of those areas to our east,” Burnett added.
He says the winter weather will begin to wrap up during the afternoon.
“As we go through the day [Wednesday], the low pressure center that’s causing all the problems heads off the eastern seaboard and we’ll begin to see an end to the precipitation with just a few flurries left over by the noon hour,” Burnett said. “And as we head into the afternoon, we’ll actually see a little bit of clearing going on as high pressure builds in.”
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.