Snow showers are possible early Saturday
In the Certified Most Accurate Forecast, Pittsburgh’s Action Weather meteorologist Ashley Dougherty said a mix of rain and snow showers is expected to hit Pittsburgh early Saturday though no accumulation is expected.
(CNN)A large, deadly tornado battered parts of the New Orleans area on Tuesday night, with damage reported in Arabi and the Lower Ninth Ward.St. Bernard Parish president Guy McInnis told CNN one person had died in the Arabi neighborhood.McInnis had no details on the fatality and said parish officials have several reports of residents going to the hospital, but no specific numbers on injuries.Some homes were “picked up off their foundations and are lying in the street,” he said.McInnis earlier described the damage in Arabi as widespread and major, according to CNN affiliate WDSU.Emergency responders are conducting search and rescue efforts. That includes units from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the agency said.
Allegheny County Public Works says they’ll be on standby to take care of the roads as nasty weather is expected Friday night and into Saturday morning.
Winter Weather Advisory from FRI 10:00 PM EST until SAT 12:00 PM EST
As the old saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb — and predictions for Monday’s storm were lion-esque. The NWS predicted wind speeds of up to 60 miles per hour for Monday’s storm, which could result in downed trees and power lines that may cause outages.
Indeed, as the storm moved out of the region, reports of trees and wires down came flooding in from all of the county — areas including Ross, Plum and parts of Pittsburgh such as near Allegheny Commons Park on the North Side.
Around 5:30 p.m., Duquesne Light reported 92 outages, which affected nearly 9,000 people. Penn Hills and Mt. Lebanon were two of the hardest-hit areas, according to the Duquesne Light outages map. Monroeville, McKeesport and Plum were areas of Allegheny County that were expected to see the worst of the storm, according to the NWS.
Parts of Washington, Westmoreland, Greene, Armstrong and Fayette counties were also included in the thunderstorm warning. There is also a chance for “isolated incidents of damaging wind gusts” throughout the evening, the weather service said.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – We are coming off of back to back 60 degree days here in Pittsburgh and today’s high will look unseasonably warm as we started the day at 58 degrees.
As I am writing this, you can clearly see a line of showers on the radar that’s along the cold front that will bring a return of winter weather to our area for the next couple of days.
Right Now: Flood advisory for the Ohio River at the Point (Downtown Pittsburgh) through at least Saturday evening. The river is expected to crest at 22.5’ on Saturday morning. Part of Mon Wharf will be topped along with parts of the river walk later today. The 10th St bypass floods at 22’ so that is also expected to occur on Friday into Saturday. Turns cold throughout the day. There is also a winter storm watch issued for the Laurel Highlands for tomorrow’s active weather.
Alert: Thursday and Friday are still pegged as First Alert weather days. The window for active weather really looks to be from 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night through around 3:00 a.m. on Friday.
Aware: Monday, the last day of February, will see a high of just 27. At times we are reminded it is still winter.
Behind the cold front, we should be dry for the rest of the day. Temperatures will quickly drop to the 30s by 8:00 a.m. Temperatures should hover near 40 degrees for the rest of the morning into the afternoon. Winds will be strong at times this morning with gusts possibly topping 30 mph.
The region’s rivers were receding Saturday and roads were reopening after rain and melting snow caused some flooding.
Saturday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reopened portions of the Parkway North and East, including the area known as the bathtub, as the flooding subsided.
The southbound ramp on I-279 from the Fort Duquesne Bridge to eastbound I-376 had also been closed but now has reopened.
But the 10th Street Bypass remained closed.
The Ohio River crested at 22.93 feet Friday afternoon and has slowly been receding since, according to data collected by the National Weather Service in Moon.
The Ohio floods at 25 feet and as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday had fallen to about 19.5 feet.
The Pittsburgh Parking Authority closed the Mon Wharf parking area Friday due to flood concerns, and it will remain closed until further notice, the authority said.
Water levels along the Allegheny River also peaked Friday afternoon and have been falling since. The Monongahela River rose slightly due to the weather, but mostly stayed near its average level of about 12 feet.
The First Alert is called off for the rest of Friday and will go into effect again Saturday morning with a quick burst of snow, leaving roads slick.
The storm is set to hit the hardest in the South, where icy roads and power outages could lead to blackouts.
Driving the news: The “significant winter storm” that’s set to affect states from Colorado to Vermont began impacting much of the central U.S. overnight, per the National Weather Service. It’s due to hit the hardest in the South, where icy roads and power outages could lead to blackouts.
- Nearly 1,300 flights scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled, according to aviation tracking platform FlightAware.
Details: Heavy snow will fall in the Rockies before traveling across the Midwest through Wednesday, the NWS said.
- High temperatures for many locations across the Plains will be between 15 and 25 degrees below average.
- By Friday morning, temperatures in the Texas Panhandle are forecast to be in the single digits. Heavy ice accumulation is expected from Arkansas through the Ohio River Valley.
- The storm will then push into the Northeast, where people are still recovering from last week’s historic blizzard.
About 82 million Americans woke up Tuesday to winter weather alerts and the threat of rain, snow, sleet and ice wreaking havoc from Colorado to Vermont in coming days.
This latest winter storm system will be a slow-moving blast impacting a massive swath of America, east from the Rockies to the I-95 corridor and New England, from now through Friday.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday warned Texans about potential power losses and impassable roads this week due to winter weather. The Lone Star State suffered catastrophic power loses a year ago due to a winter storm.
Wednesday and Thursday will both be impact days due to the cold temperatures.
It will get much colder overnight and temperatures will be in the single digits on Wednesday morning with wind chill values below 0 degrees, according to Pittsburgh’s Action Weather meteorologist Kasey Reigner.
Outside of the bitter cold air, it will be quiet for the next two days. There will be some sunshine until we get to Friday when some snow showers are expected, Reigner said.
Tonight: 7 degrees, Partly to mostly cloudy
Wednesday: 19 degrees, Partly sunny, Impact Day
Thursday: 30 degrees, Mostly sunny, Impact Day
PITTSBURGH —When it gets this cold, it can become dangerous for those experiencing homelessness.Throughout the winter, nonprofits and other agencies in Pittsburgh are working together to provide warming centers for people in need.
Citiparks is opening four Healthy Active Living Senior Centers as warming centers until 7 PM this evening.
See the locations in the tweet below.This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.
Residents are also welcome to stop by all ten of its recreation centers. Click here for a list.
PITTSBURGH — An arctic blast is headed our way — causing temperatures to plunge to some of the coldest we’ve seen this winter.
So, if you don’t have to be outside over the next few days, don’t, said Dr. Tom Campbell, AHN’s chair of emergency medicine.
“Avoidance is the best thing in extreme temperatures,” he explained.
Temperatures are forecasted to plunge into the single digits or lower with a wind chill below zero.
Tuesday is a snow day for Pittsburgh Public Schools, and when students return, more classes will be remote because of COVID-19.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tuesday is a snow day for Pittsburgh Public Schools, and when students return, three more buildings will be remote because of COVID-19.
All schools will be closed Tuesday and all activities, including Grab and Go, are canceled.
Pittsburgh Allderdice, Pittsburgh Chartiers and Pittsburgh Dilworth will be closed until Jan. 24 because of COVID-19 cases.
Multiple other schools will be closed because of COVID-19 when classes resume.
Six buildings will be closed until Jan. 21:
- Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8
- Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
- Pittsburgh Concord PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8
- Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8 (No Grab and Go)
- Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5
Two facilities will be closed until Jan. 20:
- Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8
- Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8
For other schools issuing closures and delays during the winter weather blast, click here.
More than 200,000 customers were without power Monday morning in the Eastern U.S. after a major winter storm swept through the region, causing multiple tornadoes in Florida.
The storm, which brought snow to the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest over the weekend, appeared to lead to thousands of flight cancellations Sunday and Monday.
Dreaded black ice made driving particularly treacherous near the North Carolina-Tennessee border, North Carolina Emergency Management officials said.
Road crews are trying to clear roadways the best they can as the winter storm continues in Indiana County.
PennDOT District 10 Community Relations Coordinator Christina Gibbs said that snow plows have been out since Sunday afternoon trying to get ahead of the snowfall, but she said the toughest thing for plow drivers during this storm is the fact that the pace of the snowfall is very fast.
Gibbs said that plow trucks will continue to work on making state roads passable and eventually clear, but she asks motorists to give those trucks the space they need to operate safely.
Stay with your Hometown Radio Stations as we will keep you updated with the latest Accuweather forecast and the latest from the Storm Center on weather-related cancellations and delays.
The Pennsylvania Department of Travel (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have updated their restrictions on vehicle travel as the winter snow storm rolls through the region.
According to PennDOT, changes are expected to continue, depending on conditions.
A massive underwater volcano that erupted just before sundown Friday sent waves several feet high smashing into the shores of the Pacific island nation of Tonga and triggered tsunami advisories from Australia to Canada, including the U.S. West Coast.
Plumes from the explosion reached more than 12 miles above sea level, according to the Tonga Geological Services. At its widest, the cloud caused by the ash and steam reached about 150 miles across, making it easily seen from satellites.
In Tonga, home to 105,000 people, the extent of the injuries and damage caused were still largely unknown. Communications were disrupted for hours, according to the Associated Press.
Waves flooded parts of the capital Nuku’alofa — just 40 miles from the site of the eruption — including parts of the grounds at the Royal Palace, according to Radio New Zealand.
On Twitter, a Tonga resident named Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau posted a video on Saturday showing feet-high waves washing across a road into homes.
The activity from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano continued into Saturday morning with another, less powerful 10- to 15-minute-long eruption, according to the Tonga Geological Service.
Significant snowfall is projected with a winter storm expected to hit western Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.
Snow total projections
In and around Pittsburgh, 5 to 9 inches of snow is expected to fall.
Some areas north and west of Pittsburgh could see 6 to 10 inches of snow.
Areas south and east can expect a range of 3 to 6 inches.
All eyes are on the chance for snow over the holiday weekend.
Pittsburgh’s Action Weather meteorologist Jeff Verszyla provided an update on Thursday afternoon, saying the track has the potential for snow to move through the Pittsburgh region starting Sunday afternoon.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — By now, you probably have heard about the winter storm system that is eyeing the east Sunday into Monday.
An important thing to remember is that the main energy of this system is still out in the Pacific Ocean.
When the energy is out that far, there are things we can see, but there are many that we can’t. Once this “low” comes on the shore, we will have the opportunity to gather a lot more data from weather balloons and surface instruments.
This will allow us to tighten up the projected path and have a better idea of how this will impact the Pittsburgh area.
This is the coldest we’ve been since Feb 21st!
Roads could still be icy in a few spots, but we will finally see more sun today with high pressure scooting by and highs back in the mid 30s.
Another refreeze is expected by Sunday morning with lows back below freezing and then we will have our next round of rain and even freezing rain overnight.
There’s a Winter Weather Advisory for areas east and north of I-80 starting at midnight and going until 7 AM tomorrow due to a light glaze possible.
Highs on Sunday will be back in the 40s and most spots will just see rain but as temperatures drop AGAIN Monday morning to the mid 20s, a re-freeze could lead to icy surfaces.
Next week there will be sunshine for much of Monday, but snow showers are possible at night along the ridges and north and highs are only back in the 20s with lows in the teens and possible single digits again for Tuesday morning. Hello January!
The first significant snowfall is heading our way so when will the flakes start falling?
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Here’s the latest on tonight’s snow:
Arrival: 5:00-6:00 p.m. north of I-70.
Timing: Heaviest of snow moves through from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday.
Totals: Around 2” for Pittsburgh, totals of 2-4” for Westmoreland County, highest totals south of I-70
Impact: Slick roads from 7:00 p.m.- 5:00 a.m.
The area’s first winter storm system is expected to arrive tonight bringing with it the first accumulating snow of the year for many.
In Pittsburgh, most should see around 2” of snow.
Larger totals are expected for places south and east of Pittsburgh. Westmoreland County will see area-wide totals of around 3” with higher totals the farther east you go.
The highest totals overall will likely occur in the ridges of Fayette county with more than 6” of snow expected in the area highlighted as having a winter storm warning.
The other big story today is the return of the cold with highs today at just around 30 degrees.
Most of the afternoon will be near that 30-degree mark.
Wednesday is an Impact Day in Pittsburgh, meaning weather will impact your plans for the day.
Pittsburgh’s Action Weather meteorologist Ashley Dougherty said wind gusts were the primary weather concern on Wednesday with gusts expected to reach 35 to 40 mph.Snow is expected to hit the Pittsburgh area late Thursday, with a possible range of one to three inches of snow.
Dougherty said at the moment less snow was expected North of Pittsburgh with more accumulating snow South of the city. However, she said the system could move South, meaning less accumulation would be seen. If it moves North, more accumulation would be seen.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — We have a decent shot at seeing some snow this week.
Now we won’t see any snow today or on Tuesday. The first chance for snow is set to arrive on Wednesday evening with some decent totals possible in the snow belt (Armstrong, Indiana counties) and north of I-80.
Areas north of Pittsburgh could see a wintry mix for a few hours.
Pittsburgh’s Action Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Harvey said areas from Pittsburgh south will only see rain and areas north of Pittsburgh will see snow followed by rain.
Areas north of Pittsburgh could see a wintry mix for a few hours.
On Wednesday, it will be dry, a little breezy and mild with high temperatures into the mid-50s.
Precipitation is expected to start Monday morning as snow/freezing rain before transitioning to all rain by lunchtime.
Drier & Cooler Today, More Showers Tomorrow
Rain arrives overnight, waking up to widespread rain on Christmas. It will be breezy, with gusts up to 20-25 mph.