Greater Pittsburgh area under Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the northwestern part of the Pittsburgh area.

The NWS says those areas can expect, “Heavy mixed precipitation… Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch…”

The NWS also warns areas north of Allegheny County could see 6-8 inches of snow.

The warning begins Friday at 4 p.m. and lasts until 10 a.m. Saturday.

The City of Pittsburgh has issued a statement regarding the snow. They say the Department of Public Works “is preparing its equipment and supplies in order to address whatever transpires, weather it be snow, ice, freezing rain or a combination of all. ”

The city is also urging residents to “stay off roads and travel on them only if necessary.”

The city also says, “Employers may want to consider letting workers go home before the Friday afternoon rush hour to make travel less treacherous.” (Show that one to your boss. Ha!) 

In the meantime, Pittsburgh is enjoying warm weather.

But most of the area is under a flood watch, as the storm will arrive with heavy rains.