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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sunshine will give way to snow showers late Sunday afternoon and continue into the Monday morning commute.
While we are expecting some snow Sunday evening and Sunday night, some winter weather advisories for the I-80 corridor and the ridges — along with a winter storm warning for Garrett County, Md. — will go into effect Monday morning and stay in effect until early Tuesday afternoon.
These advisories are warning are based on the second part of the system moving through. These areas with advisories and warning run the risk of freezing rain causing some icy, slick accumulations during these times.
While most of the Pittsburgh area will see some snow mixing with rain, the worst will be reserved for those well north of the city and in the highest elevations.
A statement from the Department of Public Works said that the city is preparing for wet, sticky snow that could impact the Monday morning commute. KDKA Meteorologist Ray Petelin says that Pittsburgh is expecting to see 1-2 inches of snow, while some areas north of the I-80 corridor could see up to 4 inches.
SNOW RETURNS THIS EVENING: snow showers will begin around 4pm and continue into early Monday morning.
Accumulations? ….yes (for your area, see attached map, and for updates go to https://t.co/gg6uaS8CJz)
— Ray Petelin (@RayPetelinWx) February 10, 2019
City officials say that road crew workers will report for the Sunday overnight shift four hours early. Public works employees will take to the streets starting at 6 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.
Working to keep the cities streets clear will be 48 trucks spread throughout the city and working through the night and into Monday morning.
Residents can track snow plows in real time with the Snow Plow Tracker, which returned to service on Jan. 31.
After a chilly start to the morning Sunday, temperatures will climb to a high of 36 degrees.
The wet, sticky consistency of the snow could pose a challenge to road crews trying to clear roads for the Monday morning commute. Some delays or hazard are expected. During the day Monday Pittsburgh will see snow turning into rain as temperatures rise above freezing.
Temperatures will climb again Tuesday to the high 40s as rain sticks in the area.
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