Another Round Of Winter Weather Heading This Way
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another round of winter weather is expected to arrive just in time for the Friday morning rush.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, Jefferson, Somerset and Venango counties.
KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says we’ll see lows in the 30s in most locations overnight.
“The combination of the cloud cover and the southerly flow should keep temperatures hovering in the low to maybe mid-30s in most locations overnight tonight,” Verszyla said. “So, as the first push of precipitation comes in, we’ll probably see a light mixture of some rain and even light snow showers for a period [Friday] morning.”
Rain showers are expected in the morning, which combined with temperatures in the 30s, could produce freezing rain.
That precipitation will likely turn to snow later in the day, with as much as 1 inch of accumulation possible by the evening rush hour.
A high of about 37 degrees is expected Friday.
“Here’s the way it’s going to play out. Again, in the morning, briefly we’ll see that light mixture. I think it goes over to mainly rain though for the duration of the morning, a chilly rain at that; 37 degrees at the lunch hour,” he said. “Then, as the atmosphere begins to cool down closer to freezing in the second half of the afternoon, we’ll see it change back over to light snow showers.”
“In total, accumulation probably around an inch, maybe two inches near the I-80 corridor because we’re mixing in liquid and we should have above freezing temperatures for most of the day,” Verszyla added. “Roadways will likely just stay wet.”
As for Friday night, Verszyla says we’ll see brisk and cold conditions with evening flurries and then lingering clouds and a low of 17.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.