Precipitation is beginning to fall throughout western Pennsylvania inflicting freezing situations – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Temperatures are on the up, but they’re not rising fast enough to keep the roads away from icy spots.

A winter weather report will remain in effect until 1 p.m. and an ice storm warning will remain in effect for parts of the Laurel Highlands until midnight.

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The Pittsburgh National Weather Service says rainfall is becoming more prevalent in western Pennsylvania. At the beginning, however, part of it freezes.

KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley says conditions in most locations should be good enough to be safe after 1 p.m. with temperatures well into the mid-30s. Around 5 p.m. we will see temperatures close to 50 degrees, and by midnight the temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

In Allegheny County, the National Weather Service has received reports of ice build-up on raised surfaces such as power lines and tree branches, particularly in Kennedy Township and Castle Shannon.

In Washington County, accidents have been reported along I-70 resulting in some lane restrictions.

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The National Weather Service urges everyone who has to travel to exercise caution. Otherwise stay at home.

They say, “If you can wait a little, the icy rain will turn into all rain in the next few hours. It will be safer to drive when the temperature is above freezing. “

Radar update: Precipitation is now widespread throughout our forecast area. I-80 Corridor and Northeastern Ridge: There is a knock on your door now.

The temperature rises above freezing from south to north, gradually switching to rain. pic.twitter.com/63ioDqcbVG

– NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) January 1, 2021

Looking ahead, the weather pattern will calm down a bit over the next week, with a more zonal pattern expected. The heights look pretty consistent throughout the work week. Smiley predicts highs for the entire mid-1940s working week.

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