First dose of winter weather in 2019 on its way

Frederick Owens
January 13, 2019

A Winter Weather Advisory begins at noon today and will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday morning in the Pittsburgh area.

Strong winter winds held temperatures below 40 degrees for the first time this year on Thursday, which ended a 28-day streak of above normal temperatures at Reagan National Airport, our longest stretch of "warmth" in winter in over a decade. There will be periods of light to moderate snowfall, which was expected to develop northeasterly across the area through Saturday, tapering off in the evening hours, officials said.

Snowfall of 2-3 inches in most mountain areas with pockets getting over 3 inches. This means, we will see lower snow totals in those areas. Some bands of snow could be moderate at times. South of the Triad less than ½ inch of snow and sleet.

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Freezing rain is possible Sunday in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, weather officials said.

With at least two inches of snow in the forecast for Harford County and four to eight inches predicted for central Maryland this weekend, the school system made the announcement Saturday.

High pressure finally builds back into the region as temperatures climb to near seasonable readings Tuesday.

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