The blast of cold air that has engulfed the Pittsburgh region over the past few days will linger a little longer and is now bringing snow showers.
The National Weather Service is forecasting snow in the Pittsburgh area late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There is also a chance of snow Friday afternoon. All the showers could bring 1 to 3 inches before the weekend.
The temperatures will remain bitterly cold with lows in the single digits on Thursday and wind chill values below 0. The temperatures will remain frigid Friday and Saturday.
Thursday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -1.
Friday: Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 23. Low around 12.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Low around 9.
Allegheny County is offering numerous tips for how to prepare for severe weather, what to do to protect yourself from frigid temperatures, how to prevent home heating fires and assisting elderly neighbors or the homeless. Click this link to read more about what you can do to protect yourself and others during severe winter weather.