Winter Storm Closing In On Pittsburgh Area

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Wintry weather is on the way and could hamper travel for Thanksgiving.

According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, today will feature more clouds than sun and temperatures in the mid-30s.

Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service upgraded the local storm status to a Winter Storm Warning, saying the Pittsburgh area could receive 5 to 9 inches of snow. Southern Allegheny and Armstrong counties are expected to receive closer to 3 to 5 inches.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with some light snow toward morning and a low of 29 degrees.

During the day Tuesday, a mix of precipitation will develop in the afternoon. Rain, sleet and snow could create icy conditions toward the evening. Tomorrow’s high will be 38 degrees.

The precipitation switches to all snow for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

The heaviest snow will fall Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with accumulations of 5 to 9 inches likely, more than the 3 to 6 inches predicted earlier. Up to a foot of snow can be expected in the Laurel Highlands.

Tuesday night’s low will be near 30 degrees and Wednesday’s high will be 34 degrees.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Keith James reports on PennDOT’s preparation:

Snow activity should diminish in the afternoon on Wednesday and we should expect to see some sun on Thanksgiving Day. However it will be cold with a high of 31 degrees.

If you are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, allow extra time on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the conditions.

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