The blast of cold air that has engulfed the Pittsburgh region over the past few days will linger a little longer and is now bringing snow showers.
The National Weather Service is forecasting snow in the Pittsburgh area late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There is also a chance of snow Friday afternoon. All the showers could bring 1 to 3 inches before the weekend.
The temperatures will remain bitterly cold with lows in the single digits on Thursday and wind chill values below 0. The temperatures will remain frigid Friday and Saturday.
Thursday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Wind chill values as low as -1.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Snow showers likely, mainly after noon.
Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
Allegheny County is offering numerous tips for how to prepare for severe weather, what to do to protect yourself from frigid temperatures, how to prevent home heating fires and assisting elderly neighbors or the homeless. Click this link to read more about what you can do to protect yourself and others during severe winter weather.
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