Sunday’s snow gives way to frigid temperatures for much of the week |

Sunday’s snow gives way to frigid temperatures for much of the week

Tony LaRussa
A man walks across a bridge in West Park on the Northside of Pittsburgh as snow falls during the early afternoon Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A woman runs with her dog on the Northside of Pittsburgh as snow begins to fall in the early afternoon Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A winter storm that coated much of the region with between 1 and 3 inches of snow Sunday will give way to bitter cold temperatures lasting through mid-week.

The overnight temperature dipped to a low around 17 degrees with scattered flurries, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday’s temperature will creep to a high near 24 with winds whipping from the west at 8 to 13 mph. The temperature will drop to 11 degrees tonight with a wind-chill value that make it feel like zero.

Winds gusts as high as 26 mph and a high temperature of 23 degrees will create a wind chill around minus 1 degree on Tuesday.

The cold temperatures will continue through Wednesday with partly sunny skies and a high near 24 during the day and a low around 17 degrees overnight before a warm-up kicks in.

Thursday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and high near 31 degrees and an overnight low around 19.

Friday will be partly sunny with a high near 39 degrees.

The weekend will begin to feel more like early spring as temperatures climb to a high near 45 degrees with mostly sunny skies on Saturday followed by temperatures in the low 50s on Sunday with a chance of showers.

The roughly 3.2 inches of snow that fell Sunday into Monday raised the total accumulation for the season to 36 inches, which is 2.2 inches above normal, according to the weather service. Last year at this time, a total of 40.2 inches of snow fell in the region during the same period.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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