Pittsburgh Weather: The biggest snow total in years is expected Friday

Pittsburgh Weather: The biggest snow total in years is expected Friday

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Let’s get to it and get into the expected snow falling on Friday.

This will be one of the nastiest winter storms we’ve seen in the past two years. Snow totals will Begins At 3 inches where a Winter Weather Warning (WWA) is in place. The WWA runs from 1 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warnings for this area – January 19, 2024

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I think almost everyone sees at least 4 inches of snow, to be honest with you.

There will be reports of 6 and even 7 inches of snow as well. The west-facing slopes of the Laurel Highlands & Ridges in Fayette County will see the highest totals and be under a Winter Storm Warning (WSW).

WSW also runs from 1 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Snow totals in these communities will start at 5 inches. Most people should expect to see about 7 inches of snow.

Snow expected on Friday

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There may be severe snow totals of about 10 inches in warning areas.

The timing of the snowfall may be the worst news, with the heaviest and heaviest snow expected from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. This is not the right time and will cause a number of problems.

Give your morning routine extra time on Friday.

You should expect school delays and other schedule changes at local schools on Friday.

Accidents and delays on the roads should also be expected.

Be prepared and if you don’t have to go out, just stay home.

For today, highs will reach the low 30s. Morning lows are already 10-15 degrees warmer than yesterday and this trend will continue throughout the day.

High temperatures throughout the day – January 18, 2024

The sky will be cloudy, unlike yesterday.

Temperatures and wind chills felt – January 18, 2024

KDKA Weather Center


There will also be a chance of snow, but most people should see nothing more than dust today. Temperatures at noon should be in the mid 20s.


Smart tips for shoveling snow before Friday’s storm

If you live in Pittsburgh and need snow removal assistance, contact Snow Angles by calling 311.

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