Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Weekend
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – We’re looking at another snowy weekend here in Pittsburgh.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisory for much of the area from 10 a.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday.
The snow will begin falling mid-morning and before it ends Sunday evening we could have up to four inches of snow on the ground.
KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says Saturday will be cloudy with snow showers and one to two inches of accumulation with a high of 23 degrees.
“At wakeup [Saturday] morning, we’ll see temperatures in the single digits – seven, eight degrees for most areas. Skies will become mostly cloudy once again,” said Verszyla. “By lunchtime, light snow showers arrive. They’ll continue through the afternoon.
“And, in total [Saturday], with the first of two weekend clipper-type systems, I expect we’ll see one to two inches of snowfall for most areas. You get in some upslope and higher elevations, we’ll squeeze out another inch or so. So we’ll list there, two to three inches,” he added. “These totals will be exactly the same Sunday. Overall, for most areas two to four inches over the weekend and four to six in the Laurel Highlands.”
As for Saturday night, Verszyla says it will remain cloudy with a few snow showers, one inch of snow or less and a low of 19 degrees.
“Here comes fast-moving clipper number one into the area [Saturday] afternoon into [Saturday] evening; keeps on trucking,” he said. “These aren’t going to get hung up; they’re going to move through very quickly. So, one is out, there will be a break in the activity.
“Two moves in on Sunday, another one to two inches of snowfall locally; in the Highlands, another two to three inches,” Verszyla adds. “And unfortunately, the parade of clippers doesn’t end on Sunday, we probably have two more to deal with early next week.”
Winds will range from 10 to 15 miles per hour.
The snow showers could make travel difficult, so drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions.