Western Pennsylvania is home to an inordinately high number of famous meteorologists and football players. Something to do with the mountains and snow, in both cases, I’m sure.
At 151PM, ET, Pittsburgh was reporting a temperature of 27 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. While it wasn’t snowing in Pittsburgh, it was still a distinct possibility for the remainder of the day. A stronger system that brought snow to the Mid-Atlantic yesterday has now shifted off shore, but it is a part of a broader upper level trough, and northwest winds off the Great Lakes were fueling some lake effect snows throughout the region in the absence of an organized synoptic feature.
Troughing will continue through the upper Ohio Valley through the day today, tomorrow, and most of the early part of Saturday before a thermal ridge presses into the region. This should redirect flow to become more southwesterly and eliminate the threat for those flurries, while also bring about some warmer temperatures after the forecast period expires.
Tomorrow – Isolated flurries, High 28, Low 13
Saturday – A few flurries, warmer, High 39, Low 22
TWC: Tomorrow -Cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible High 31, Low 20
Saturday – Mostly cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible.High 42, Low 25
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy and cold; snow showers in the afternoon, accumulating a coating to an inch High 31, Low 17
Saturday – A snow shower in the morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy High 39, Low 26
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of snow, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, High 28, Low 15
Saturday – A slight chance of snow before 8am, then a slight chance of snow showers between 8am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, High 35, Low 22
WB: Tomorrow – Considerable cloudiness, a slight chance of snow showers.High 29, Low 18
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, High 36, Low 26
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers, High 28, Low 15
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with chance of light snow showers, High 35, Low 22
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 31, Low 18
Saturday – Partly cloudy until evening. High 40, Low 22
Some very different opinions on temperatures, but this what happens in mountains, cloudy environments. We’ll see where those temperatures fall. It will depend on the clouds and snow. Here is a look at the bigger picture right now.