More snow forecast in Pittsburgh area this evening, then none till Sunday night
December 17, 2013 7:15 AM
Early-morning snowfall is removed from the walkway around the fountain at Point State Park on Tuesday.
By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh is about to get a break from snow, but not before a few more flakes invade this evening.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for less than an inch late this afternoon and evening, and no more snow is forecast until Sunday night, when there's a small chance of rain or snow. Temperatures will rise into the 50s on Friday and Saturday, accompanied by rain, according to the weather service.
Counties to the east, including Cambria, Blair and Somerset , were under a winter weather advisory set to expire at 10 a.m.
The weather service issued a special weather statement for counties north of Pittsburgh, including Butler and Armstrong, saying freezing drizzle was possible into early afternoon. The statement includes Grove City, Franklin, Tionesta, New Castle, Butler, Clarion, Brookville, Kittanning and Indiana.
Snowbound northwest Pennsylvania, including Erie, where 45 inches of snow has already fallen this season, was under a lake effect snow advisory, with 4 to 8 inches of additional accumulation expected by Wednesday afternoon.
The snowfall total there is more than double what's normal, and compares with 3.1 inches that had fallen by this time a year ago.
In Pittsburgh, a high temperature of 33 is forecast today, with a high of 29 Wednesday and 44 on Thursday. Rain is expected to move in Friday.
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