PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It looks like the groundhog was wrong! Pittsburgh is expected to get another round of snow to close out this weekend.
AccuWeather meteorologist Heather Zehr tells KDKA Radio they expect snow start to start falling by mid-morning on Sunday lasting through the day until around midnight.
A majority of the snowfall is expected during the day on Sunday.
“While there might be a few flurries or a morning snow shower left early on Monday for most of the second half of Sunday night and early Monday, that’s all that would be left behind,” said Zehr.
The forecasted total is 3 to 6 inches locally in Pittsburgh, but Zehr thinks totals will be closer to 6 rather than 3.
“I lean toward the higher amounts in most cases . . . toward the 6 inches.”
Zehr adds there is concern that higher totals could be in store with the potential still existing for 10-12 inches in some areas, especially in the Laurel Highlands.
The last be snow storm was forecasted ended being a washout with all rain but AccuWeather expects temperatures to remain low enough that a majority of the precipitation will be snow.
As the snow falls on Sunday, the temperatures will do the same with a high on Monday of only 25 and temperatures will continue to be frigid on Tuesday and Wednesday before they slowly climb higher again toward the end of the week.