Reported by Meteorologist Regina Miller
A winter storm is barreling toward the region for Wednesday, and will bring the largest round of wintry weather we have seen this season.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire viewing area beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. and lasting until 7 a.m. on Thursday.
Right now it looks as though the precip will start by early morning as a light snow & freezing rain mix (south of the turnpike). The precipitation will intensify and expand northward. Through the late morning and midday there will be snow (mixing with sleet pellets in the Laurel Highlands). Snow will be heavy at times in the afternoon.
By late or evening, snow will be changing to rain, freezing rain and sleet south of Route 22.
During the overnight the system will end as mainly snow. Total accumulations by Thursday morning will range from 3-6 inches in south & eastern zones. Northwestern locations ( Near the I-80 corridor and along route 219) will range from 6-9 inches. Farther north, closer to the New York border, 9-12 inches are possible by Thursday morning.
Thursday will be windy with scattered snow showers and flurries. Highs will be in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Friday will be chilly with a mixture of clouds and sun. Highs will be in the upper 20s to low 30s. On Saturday another system approaches bringing with it some snow again for the region.