Western Pennsylvania sees first snow flakes of the season
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.
Rain has changed to snow for locations north and along I-80, while rain is still being observed for locations south and east. Expect the cont'd changeover area-wide through this afternoon, followed by colder conditions overnight through Friday morning. ❄️🥶 pic.twitter.com/KaK5u2nIiZ
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) November 7, 2019
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.”
❄️👨🔬 A frigid forecast has my mad Snow Scientists brewing up a crazy concoction of white, fluffy goodness.
Things are about to look a lot different around here.
Stay Tuned… 🥶 pic.twitter.com/TYmYSIA8Nt
— Seven Springs (@7SpringsPA) November 7, 2019
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.
It’s light but it’s happening on this seventh of November:
— Natasha Lindstrom (@NewsNatasha) November 8, 2019
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .