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. 

Angela Manzo March 11, 2011 at 01:27 AM
Wow! More snow?! Thinking Spring. Thank you for the up to date info!
Andrea Bosco (Editor) March 11, 2011 at 02:20 AM
Sure, Angela! So nice to meet you today! See you around :)
Ted Taylor 4 March 11, 2011 at 11:32 AM
@Andrea - This site is TOTALLY Awesome. I tried to do something like this three years ago (www.MyPetersTownship.com), but it is great when there is a paid staff behind the website! :-) Thank You for the weather update, and be careful out there this AM as I was traveling from Washington, PA to PT and the roads were starting to get bad around 5:15 Am EST. It looks like it may get worse later this AM before it gets better. The nice thing, the temperature is to rise to near 50 degrees by Saturday afternoon! THINK SPRING!!!! :-)
Andrea Bosco (Editor) March 11, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Thanks for the update, Ted! Glad you are loving the site.
Carolyn Johnson March 11, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Dear Andrea, This news program for Peter's that you have started is marvelous. Wish there had been one when we lived in Peters. But since we moved to Washington--our hearts are in Peters. You've come a long way since you attended my " Monday Painters" Art Class two years ago. We still remember you and wish you well. Carolyn Johnson PS The class is still going in it's 47th year.
Andrea Bosco (Editor) March 11, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Hi Carolyn, Thanks for reading! Credit is due to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong for the Patch idea, which is a nationwide community journalism effort. I don't recall taking your class, I'm sorry. I would have been away in college. I think you may be thinking of someone else. Nonetheless, thanks for reading and continue to write in! We did a story on the art class (and you!), which you can read here: http://patch.com/A-cVj6


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