Winter storm clock imminent for the week forward, climate may create “nearly inconceivable” journey circumstances – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

FAYETTE / WESTMORELAND COUNTIES (KDKA) – According to the National Weather Service Pittsburgh, a winter storm clock in our area will go into effect Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Areas affected include Westmoreland Ridges and Fayette Ridges, including the towns of Ligonier, Donegal, Champion, Ohiopyle,
Terra Alta, Rowlesburg, Hazelton, Davis, Thomas and Canaan Valley.

A winter mix is ​​possible tonight through Tuesday morning, with the possibility of freezing rain / ice accumulating on Monday afternoon through Tuesday. A winter storm clock has been issued where confidence is highest. As confidence grows, a winter weather report may be needed elsewhere.

– NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) January 24, 2021

The clock is in effect from Monday at 2 p.m. to Tuesday at 10 a.m. However, a winter weather report could be issued at this point.

According to NWS Pittsburgh, potential ice from the expected snow, sleet, and freezing rain could lead to power outages and tree damage. They assume that Monday evening and Tuesday morning commuting could be affected by weather conditions.

“Travel could be nearly impossible,” wrote the NWS Pittsburgh in its Sunday morning warning.

Stay with KDKA as we follow this developing story.

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