The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.By Kristin Emery

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for parts of northwest, southwest and western Pennsylvania as well as northern West Virginia tomorrow.

It goes into effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday. NWS Pittsburgh puts the total accumulations at 5 to 8 inches.

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KDKA Meteorologist Kristin Emery says snow is expected to arrive by lunchtime and it will be pretty much a 12-hour event.

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How much depends on which model you believe. All of the models upped the snow totals over the past 24 hours but some are going crazy with amounts.

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The central part of Pennsylvania will get hammered for sure, but Kristin Emery says the tricky question is where the cutoff line will be between 4 to 7 inches and 7 inches-plus in western Pennsylvania.

The Laurels and Ridges will see those higher amounts and a general 4 to 7 inches is fitting across our area, with most of us looking at 3 to 6 inches a bit farther west.

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All of this will wrap up around midnight tomorrow and Thursday will bring some clearing with some warmer temperatures into the weekend.

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