Reported by: Meteorologist Steve Newton
Clouds will increase tonight ahead of the next system that will bring snow, freezing rain, and rain to the region to start the work week.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the viewing area. Snow accumulations will be on the lighter side, a trace-2" for many with communities north of I-80 possibly seeing 2-4". Ice accumulations will be around a tenth of an inch. Jefferson County has a Winter Storm Warning from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for an inch of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice.
Communities will see snow and sleet first, then turning over to freezing rain. The commute will be tricky for residents, so please allow for some extra time Monday morning. Eventually the precipitation will turn over to rain as temperatures rise into the 30s and possibly 40s in the Laurel Highlands.
There will be periods of rain Monday night and Tuesday as temperatures rise into the 40s. We will have a brief break before the next system arrives Wednesday, but it will be mild as some communities will see 50 before the rain arrives.
The cold front will bring more seasonable air going into February, and the chance of some snow. High temperatures will fall back into the 20s by Friday, with low temperatures in the teens by the weekend.