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Western Pennsylvania sees first snow flakes of the season

Megan Tomasic

Let it snow? Yep, it’s here.

It might only be a week into November, but the first snowflakes of the season started to fall in Western Pennsylvania on Thursday night and into Friday morning.

According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, light snow will continue with little or no accumulation and should end around 8 a.m., with temperatures in the mid 20s. The skies will remain cloudy all day Friday, reaching the mid 30s by noon.

In the Cranberry area, the snow was falling at a pretty good pace Friday morning.

Reports of snow in northern parts of Allegheny County arrived Thursday evening.

On Thursday evening, areas north of Interstate 80 — including Grove City in Mercer County, New Bethlehem in Clarion County and parts of Butler — saw snow as temperatures dropped into the low 20s. Up to 1 inch of snow was predicted.

While Seven Springs in Somerset County reportedly also saw a few flakes Thursday, the ski resort is gearing up for a white winter with the help of a machine.

“A frigid forecast has my mad Snow Scientists brewing up a crazy concoction of white, fluffy goodness,” they posted on Twitter. “Things are about to look a lot different around here.”

Despite the low prediction for snow in the Pittsburgh area, Pittsburgh Public Works Director Mike Gable said the city would have extra crews working overnight in case there are icy streets.

Some on social media were eager to express their excitement — or dismay — in the changing weather.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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