Possible Four to Eight Inches of Snowfall Expected
Heavy, wet snow is said to hit the region late Thursday night into Friday.
Tired of the rain? Not to worry, snow is on its way from eastern Ohio. Sorry to disappoint.
The National Weather Service Pittsburgh has issued a winter storm warning in effect 10 p.m. Thursday evening until 7 p.m. Friday. Travel will be an issue during the Friday morning commute.
"Rush hour will likely be extremely hazardous Friday morning," the National Weather Service report confirmed.
They're saying we should expect a band of heavy, wet snowfall, possibly producing one inch of snow per hour, starting Thursday evening and lasting through Friday afternoon.
Additionally, gusty winds will be hitting the region at 30 miles per hour, and visibility will be at a minimum.
The dense snow may cause power outages, and slick road conditions are expected as well, which will hinder removal.
The National Weather Service urges residents to only travel in an emergency. They say if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle. They welcome calls of snowfall accumulation reports at 1-877-633-6773 (toll free).
If traveling, PennDOT urges motorists to remain alert for blowing snow and slow down to adjust to reduced visibility.
PennDOT says to check winter road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, color-coded road condition maps, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras. Follow them on Twitter for quick updates.
Safe travels during your morning commute.