PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – We’ve been dealing with bitter cold temperatures much of the week, and now some snow is heading towards the area and could make travel tricky as the weekend gets underway.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the area from 10 a.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Saturday.
KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says he expects cloudy and cold conditions on Friday with a light snow developing.
“As we head toward wake-up [Friday] morning, the temperature will dip to seven degrees and then level off as clouds are going to be increasing,” said Verszyla. “That blanket of clouds overhead will prevent the temperature from getting any lower than seven. By lunch, 16 degrees and late day, 20 degrees.
“I would expect light snow to start developing across the area sometime late morning just before lunch and continue through the afternoon, late day into early [Friday] evening,” he added. “Looks like the high impact timeframe will be any time from early afternoon through early evening, which is obviously going to impact the late-afternoon rush hour.”
Verszyla says we could see three to four inches locally.
“It’s a fast-moving clipper that’s going to be moving in, and in the process of rolling through, it’s going to produce three to four inches of dry, fluffy snow locally across the area; slightly higher amounts as you get down in through the Laurel Highlands,” he added.
As for the weekend, Verszyla says he’s not expecting anymore accumulation.
“As it moves away on Saturday, there may be some lingering flurries around, but I don’t expect really any additional accumulation,” he said.
The clouds are expected to clear and we could see some sunshine on Sunday.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.