Winter climate recommendation, winter storm clock with freezing drizzle, inches of snow forecast – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With the ability to freeze drizzle and fog in the forecast, a winter weather report has been issued for much of the Pittsburgh area.

It is in effect through 4am Sunday and covers Beaver, Allegheny, Armstrong, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Washington counties in our area.

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A winter weather report has been issued to cover the risk of drizzle / rain freezing and fog freezing overnight. Please drive carefully, with light rain it is difficult to see on the roads AND on the radar.

– NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) February 13, 2021

NWS Pittsburgh also released a winter storm clock for parts of our area on Monday and Tuesday that predicts up to a foot of snow. KDKA meteorologist Kristin Emery’s snowfall estimates are more than 8 inches north of Pittsburgh.

The winter storm clock comes into effect on Monday at 1 a.m. and lasts until Tuesday at 1 p.m. In our region, it affects counties of Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Beaver, Allegheny, Armstrong, and Washington.

A winter storm clock was issued for parts of our region for Monday and Tuesday. During this period, 8 to 12 inches of snow can accumulate.

Make sure you continue to be weather conscious as we near this event.

– NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) February 13, 2021

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(Photo: KDKA Wetter)

Some spotty drizzle, freezing fog, and snow showers / flurries are possible in spots on Sunday evening that could leave some slippery roads, bridges and overpasses tonight and tomorrow morning.

Otherwise it’s the calm before the storm. A fairly quiet Saturday evening and Valentine’s Day is on the way with persistent clouds and chilly temperatures.

The trouble comes late on Sunday evening and lasts until Tuesday afternoon. Very cold high pressure in the upper levels will interact with much of the moisture that is currently in the western half of the US

When it descends south, it sets off bringing rain, wintry mix and ice to the central Atlantic in our south and snow for us and areas in the north.

(Photo: KDKA Wetter)

The question remains: How far north will this warmer air push and where will the switching line from rain / freezing rain / sleet be too simply old?

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Heavy snow and high sums are possible and more likely from Pittsburgh north and west, especially Monday night through Tuesday.

Right now it looks like a couple of inches of snow early Monday through lunch and then the second, heavy surge of moisture that starts Monday evening through Tuesday.

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