A pedestrian passes the snow-covered statue of Dippy the Diplodocus, in front of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.
This week’s frigid temperatures aren’t likely to budge over the next few days as a bitterly cold air mass settles over much of the eastern part of the country.
Today’s high for the Pittsburgh region will be 19 degrees with wind chills of minus-2 to minus-5, according to the National Weather Service in Moon. Temps will dip to about 10 degrees.
Friday’s high will be 24, and Saturday and Sunday will top only 11 and 18 degrees, respectively.
You think that’s pretty brisk? The record low for Feb. 11 was set in 1932 at minus-12 degrees. Even worse was the record low for Feb. 10, which is minus-20 degrees set in 1959.
The mercury should rebound once Presidents’ Day rolls around on Monday, with a high of 34 degrees forecast.
The Weather Service’s winter weather advisory was lifted several hours earlier than expected. The advisory today covers the eastern parts of Westmoreland and Fayette counties.
Today the Pittsburgh area could see some light snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of flurries between noon and 4 p.m. and then gradually becoming mostly sunny. Less than half an inch of snow is forecast.
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