PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The day started out wet but that rain is expected to transition to snow this afternoon and into the evening with heavier amounts falling to the areas south and east of Pittsburgh.

As far as snow is concerned for Pittsburgh, less than an inch of slushy snow accumulation; but again, a couple of inches south and east of us and up to six in the higher ridges,” said KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

He is forecasting a light rain occasionally mixed with snow through the afternoon hours from the Pittsburgh area to the south and east.

The high temperature will reach near 40, but colder air will filter in during the day, and that will change all precipitation to snow for late afternoon and evening.

The Pittsburgh area could see a slushy half-inch to an inch of snow, while areas just to the south and east could see up to two inches.

There will be heavier snow in the ridge sections of Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties in Pa., as well as in Garrett County, Md., and in Preston and Tucker counties in W. Va.

Bowman says up to six inches of snow will fall there before wrapping up early on Thursday.

The low in Pittsburgh tonight will be 28. Drivers are advised to be careful about slick spots on the roads overnight.

On Thursday, Bowman says it will be a chilly day with a mix of sun and clouds. The high will be 36 degrees.

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