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Snow blankets the Pittsburgh region in first winter storm of 2022

Sarah kovash
90.5 WESA

Between 6 and 9 inches of snow blanketed the Pittsburgh region by late Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. However, isolated bands of snow might have dealt a couple additional inches to pockets of Allegheny County.

Light flurries are expected to taper off Monday evening as drier weather continues to move into the region.

NWS meteorologist Shannon Hefferan said Monday night’s temperatures would be in the low 20s. On Tuesday the weather is expected to warm to just above freezing, “so all the snow is going to stick around.”

Gusty winds might blow some snow onto the roadways obstructing visibility. Motorists should take care when driving on unplowed streets where they might hit icy patches.

On Wednesday, a cold front is projected to bring rain mixed with some snow. Temperatures towards the middle of the week might reach into the high 30s and low 40s before dropping into the single digits on Thursday and Friday nights.

According to NWS, the last time the Pittsburgh region got this much snow was in December of 2020 when parts of Allegheny County were covered in more than a foot of snow.

Updated: January 17, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST
This story was updated to reflect new weather projections for later in the week.
Sarah Boden covers health and science for 90.5 WESA. Before coming to Pittsburgh in November 2017, she was a reporter for Iowa Public Radio where she covered a range of issues, including the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.