Rain to turn to snow Monday afternoon
Steady rain that has soaked the Pittsburgh region will turn to snow by Monday evening, but you probably won’t need to pick up a shovel just yet, according to the National Weather Service.
“Thankfully for road conditions, a lot of the moisture will be out of here before the rain turns to snow,” said Michael Brown, a NWS meteorologist in the Moon office.
The temperature is expected to drop throughout the day and overnight, reaching 29 degrees by Tuesday morning.
Road crews are keeping an eye on conditions in case dropping temperatures turn rain-slick roads to ice, PennDOT District 12 spokesman Jay Ofsanik said.
“We always have concerns about any change in the temperatures, but our road crews are on call, we have sufficient material, and our people will be on hand to monitor the temperature as the night goes,” he said.
Snow is expected to start in the afternoon and early evening. Most areas can expect a light dusting, perhaps an inch in higher elevations, Brown said.
“Right now, it’s not looking like a whole lot,” he said.
The exception is communities in the Laurel Highlands ridges, which could receive several inches, Brown said.
The snow will be accompanied by steady winds of 10 mph in the higher elevations, with gusts that could reach 30 miles per hour.