PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another round of winter weather is set to impact Western Pennsylvania this weekend.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the entire region from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Parts of Ohio and West Virginia are also part of the advisory.
The incoming system is expected to bring rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our entire region for a low pressure system that is expected to bring wintry mix and snow starting tomorrow morning. Stay tuned for updated snowfall/ice total graphics. pic.twitter.com/Gg4R6596SS
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) January 17, 2020
KDKA Meteorologist Ron Smiley says places from Allegheny County to the southwest will see less than an inch of snow to start off the day on Saturday, with snow arriving after 1 a.m.
The snow belt — north I-80, Armstrong and Indiana counties to the Laurels — could see some potentially large snow totals of more than 3 inches overnight through Saturday at noon.
The biggest totals will be north of I-80 and westward facing slopes of the Laurels where they will likely see more than 6 inches of snow through Saturday afternoon.
City Public Works Director Mike Gable admits the city hasn’t seen much snow so far this winter.
He says a light snow storm surprised them over Thursday night into Friday morning when it left a number of ice-covered streets and caused accidents in the South Hills and West End.
However, they’re ready for the wintry mix hitting the area over the weekend. Crews will be working 12 hour shifts in each division with plenty of salt and other supplies on hand.
Gable warns the combination of falling temperatures and snow could create icy road conditions on Sunday. He’s also concerned the mixed bag of weather could be a drain on resources.
During tomorrow’s winter storm, we encourage drivers to slow down, leave extra space between their vehicle and the ones in front of them, and please give our salt truck drivers plenty of room to navigate.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) January 17, 2020
Officials are already warning that the wintry mix will make for challenging driving conditions.
They are asking anyone who has to go out tomorrow to use extreme caution and watch for changing conditions.
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