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Temperatures Plummet As Another Arctic Blast Moves In

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This latest winter blast just won’t let up.

Several inches of snow have blanketed the area in white and now temperatures are plummeting again.

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect through 11 a.m. Sunday for much of the region, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Venango counties.

Meanwhile, a Winter Weather Advisory is also in effect until 1 a.m. for Allegheny, Beaver, Crawford, Greene and Washington counties.

Blowing snow and blustery conditions made for a messy Saturday on the roads, but the snow is moving out now.

“That should be about it for these last few bands,” said meteorologist Kristin Emery. “The energy is moving out, the moisture source is being cut off and the winds are starting to die down. So, when it’s all said and done, quite a bit of snow today.”

On Sunday, Emery says it will be cloudy and cold and breezy in the afternoon with a little snow and a high of 22 degrees.

“It will be a cold one [Sunday] morning dipping down to 1 degree for your low, if not zero, 12 by lunchtime, 22 later in the afternoon,” Emery said.

“Little bit of a chance of a snow shower [Sunday] afternoon into [Sunday] evening,” she added. “Then, a little bit of a break, this next system moves through, gives us a reinforcing shot of arctic air. Yes, that deep freeze is going to keep us well below average. You see everyone five to 10 degrees below average.”

After a high of 22 on Monday, temperatures will then bottom out and another arctic blast will move in.

The middle of the week will be extremely cold with a high on Tuesday of just 3 and a low of minus-11 and Wednesday a high of 10 and a low of minus-8.

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