Cold, possible snow on the way
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Mar 08, 2017,
Mar 08, 2017, 17:40
A wind advisory has been issued for the Greater Pittsburgh area, with wind gusts expected to top 55 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. It will be Tuesday before snow is completely out of the forecast, with temperatures warming up into the upper 50s by Wednesday.
The low will dip back down to 34 degrees, making way for expected rain and snow on Friday before 10 a.m., which could make for a nasty mix - a 70 percent chance of rain is expected to fall between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., switching back to rain and snow after 5 p.m. AccuWeather warns of a slippery morning commute. Thursday will start out partly sunny and then rain will develop before transitioning to snow in the evening. However, there is a high fire danger alert for southeast Nebraska due to warm weather, dry conditions and low relative humidity in the area. It'll feel a lot like spring Wednesday, but don't get too used to the warmup according to forecasters - there's a chance of snow in the coming days.
There's another chance of snow Monday night into Tuesday. West wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. High near 50. South wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. North wind 3 to 7 miles per hour.
Zapotocny said any snow Sunday night into early Monday should be on the light side, but amounts "depend on how things evolve over time".
Tonight . Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Friday - A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Rain showers return for Friday, with a wintry mix to snow possible Saturday into Sunday. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Cloudy, with a high near 37. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies will be around for Friday night into Saturday morning, with overnight low temperatures around 25 degrees. There will be a 50 percent chance of snow at night, with a low around 27.
Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a high in the lower to mid-40s.
Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.