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Weather service now sees 6 to 12 inches of snow coming

| Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has replaced its winter storm watch with the more severe label of winter storm warning.

The NWS is warning that heavy snow accumulations are likely between noon tomorrow and 6 p.m. Saturday. Total accumulation of from 6 to 12 inches is expected through Saturday afternoon.

The NWS is urging that people travel only because of emergency, since the snowfall is expected to create conditions "that will make travel dangerous."

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