Valley bracing for yet another storm
The Mid-Mon Valley received more snowfall Monday than much of the Pittsburgh region, and residents should brace for a mix of snow and ice Tuesday evening into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Moon Township.
The service issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday through Wednesday evening for Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties, with 1 to 2 inches accumulation of snow and ice expected, according to spokesman Brad Rehak.
The Mid–Mon Valley region, particularly further south, received the lion's share of snow fall Monday, Rehak said.
Parts of Fayette and Greene counties received as much as 6 to 8 inches of snow while the northernmost section of Allegheny County was spared with no more than a dusting.
Rehak said such variation of snowfall within a limited area is not unusual.
According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, communities such as Monessen, Charleroi and Monongahela received 2 to 3 inches of snow up until 3 p.m. Monday.
The best weather outlook for residents will be early Tuesday, with sunshine eventually giving way to clouds in the afternoon. Snow mixing with freezing rain and sleet is expected in the evening with lows around 30 degrees.
On Wednesday, residents can expect some rain in the morning then snow showers in the afternoon, with temps falling into the mid-20s, Rehak said. More rain than snow is anticipated further south, he added.
The National Weather Service also placed Greene County and the northwest half of Fayette County under a Hazardous Weather Outlook, a weather statement issued to warn of potential severe weather events within the next seven days.
Rick Bruni Jr. is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-684-2635.
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