Do you want the good news or the bad news first?
OK, the bad news -- just look out of your window.
You’re used to this. Yet another layer of new snow and flakes will continue to fall until about 11 a.m. Temperatures are cold--natch--with a high of only 25 and a northwest wind of 11 mph. Caution driving is urged on area snow-covered roads, which in some areas were treacherous. Minor accidents were reported throughout the region.
It’s deja vu all over again.
“It’s just depressing when you look out of your window every morning and there’s more snow,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Hendricks. He noted that even metereologists get the winter blues. “We have to shovel it, too.”
Total accummulation is expected to be about 1 to 2 inches in the Pittsburgh area and about double that to the south and east. A winter storm warning was in effect for Preston and Tucker counties in West Virginia, where about 8 inches of snow had falled and Garrett County, Maryland. A winter storm advisory was in effect for northern West Virgina and Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. Both the warning and advisory were to expire at 1 p.m.
Enough of that. Want the good news?
Less than half an inch of snow is predicted for Sunday and a negligble amount for Monday. Temperatures will climb from a high in the upper 20s Sunday to the mid-30s on Monday when it will be partly sunny. “People will be having sun stroke,” Mr. Hendricks joked.
The news only gets better as the week progresses. Highs will jump to the lower 40s Tuesday, the upper 40s Wednesday and--don’t faint--the lower 50s Thursday and Friday.
Somehing to look forward to while you’re shoveling and freezing -- again -- today.
Michael A. Fuoco: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1968.