March Winter Storm Hits Area, Closes Schools
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A strong winter storm hit the Pittsburgh area Wednesday, causing school cancellations and delays.
Pittsburgh Public Schools will be closed Wednesday due to the snow. Hundreds of other schools, and activities have been delayed or cancelled.
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A winter storm warning remains in effect for the area.
Dozens of accidents are causing road delays as well, and there are reports of scattered power outages.
The Pittsburgh downtown area received between four and six inches of snow overnight, but many other areas south of the city received even more, some up to a foot.
Meteorologist Dennis Bowman says to expect another 1 to 3 inches of snow before it tapers off this afternoon.
Tonight forecasters say it will be mostly cloudy and cold with a low of 26 degrees.
The good news, it shouldn’t take long for the snow to melt with temperatures in the upper-30s on Wednesday and Thursday and 40 degrees on Friday.
As for the weekend, temperatures are expected to continue to rise with a high of 45 on Saturday and 54 degrees on Sunday.