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Several inches of snow expected for Pittsburgh region

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The National Weather Service has forecasted 2 to 3 inches of snow for much of the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
PennDOT snowplow truck on break at village of Carbon in Hempfield, before going back on the highway during the snowfall on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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Seton Hill University in Greensburg during the snowfall late Sunday afternoon.

The winter storm expected to blanket much of Southwestern Pennsylvania with 4 to 6 inches of snow was downgraded Sunday to 1 to 3 inches of snow during the day and an additional 1 to 2 inches between midnight and 2 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service in Moon said Sunday morning.

The snow is starting to fall in Moon Township, in the western end of Allegheny County, and should hit the rest of Southwestern Pennsylvania within an hour, Myranda Fullerton, National Weather Service meteorologist in Pittsburgh, said at 11:15 a.m. Light snow reached the Greensburg area at about 12:15 p.m. and by 5 p.m., roads in the Greensburg area were layered with slush and some snow-covered.

With the storm moving farther south, the weather service downgraded its winter storm warning to a winter weather advisory for much of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The advisory, which took effect at 10 a.m. Sunday, continues through 1 a.m. Monday. The advisory covers Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Green and Indiana counties in Pennsylvania as well as several counties in West Virginia.

Temperatures Sunday morning are around 32 degrees in the region, with the high expected to reach only 33 degrees, the weather service said. Sunday night temperatures are expected to fall to 21 degrees and winds will pick up to gusts as high as 20 mph. On Monday, the high temperature is expected to reach only 25 degrees.

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