Jul 29, 2014
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Small Snowstorm Headed for Pittsburgh

Meteorologists are tracking a small snowstorm coming into western Pennsylvania that will bring about an inch of snow to the South Hills by Wednesday morning.

Small Snowstorm Headed for Pittsburgh

Meteorologists are tracking a small snowstorm coming into western Pennsylvania that will bring about an inch of snow to the South Hills by Wednesday morning.

Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, expects a “wet snow” to move into the South Hills of Pittsburgh around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it changes over to sleet overnight.

“It will for some slippery travel later tonight,” Sims said.

Temperatures are expected to hover around 30 degrees overnight before the sleet changes over to rain Wednesday morning. Sims said they expect about an inch of accumulations, which could bring some slippery spots during the morning commute, but “no major problems.”

The higher elevations of the Laurel Highlands in Fayette and Westmoreland counties are expected to get more ice, Sims said.

The harshest weather for the South Hills could come in the middle of next week. Sims said they expect bitter temperatures a week from now with lows in single digits and highs in the teens.

Air Science Consultants is a private meteorological company located in Bridgeville that offers forecasts for business clients, including the National Hockey League during the  Winter Classic in Pittsburgh.

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