Winter weather returns to Pittsburgh; more on the way

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Friday's night's blizzard-like conditions have cleared the area, but expect another belt of snow tonight, starting around midnight and leaving the area by early Sunday morning. 

The heaviest snow, which began around 7 p.m. Friday and continued into the night, caused traffic back-ups and accidents, but primary and secondary roads were cleared by this morning. 

Most of today will be dry and, at times, sunny, but the snow will return tonight and Sunday morning: In the city, expect anything from a coating to an inch or two of snow overnight. East of the city in the Laurel Highlands, about four inches of snow accumulated, and perhaps three more will settle tonight.

As with two weeks ago, the bigger concern won't be the precipitation, but the temperatures. Forecasters are calling for a high of 19 degrees today. Sunday and Monday will bring highs close to freezing, but on Tuesday temperatures will drop again, and the high is forecast to reach only 16 degrees.

For more about the cold weather and the week ahead, read Jon Schmitz's story from today's paper about the return of the polar vortex.   

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