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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was an icy Thursday across Western Pennsylvania.
Depending where you are, you saw freezing rain, sleet, snow and even rain. But the wintry blast is extending into the overnight hours.
The Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect for much of the day was extended through 1 a.m. Friday by the National Weather Service.
Winter Weather Advisory extended thru 1 AM. Winter Storm Warning continues thru late tngt. Most areas are seeing snow. Any remaining wintry mix expected to chg to snow this eve. You can track the snow on NWS Pittsburgh radar here https://t.co/R38AcFOdTY. pic.twitter.com/fyG44vCS92
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) November 16, 2018
A Winter Storm Warning for places like Clarion, Forest and Jefferson counties will remain in effect through 7 a.m. Friday. Indiana County, as well as the Fayette and Westmoreland Ridges are under the warning until 1 a.m.
Conditions through the evening gave way to snow.
“We’re starting to see most of the area transition over to snow showers as the entirety of the atmosphere column begins to cool to and below the freezing mark, which will sustain snow showers in most locations moving forward,” KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla said.
The snow will finally begin to break up around midnight.
“Futurecast still indicating that things will shut down entirely about 3 o’clock in the morning with the exception of maybe a few leftover flakes across the ridgetops, but certainly by first thing [Friday morning], at 7 a.m., there will be no snow flying,” Verszyla said. “The clouds though will be lingering, and you still may need to brush off your car if you’ve left it outside this evening and overnight tonight.”
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In updated snow totals, Verszyla says most of the area will get about an inch, but more in the higher elevations.
“Where it takes a little longer for the snow to taper off, maybe another two to three inches across the ridgetops in Indiana up toward Punxsutawney,” Verszyla said
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.