By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh is having its first major snowfall of the year, and the area is bracing for the impact.
Snow safety tips
Conditions outside are expected to deteriorate rapidly starting late Sunday afternoon through Monday.
First of all, if you can, you should stay home.
But if you have to travel for work or have an emergency, be sure to bring your essentials with you – warm clothes, food, water, a fully charged phone are just what you need.
You should also ensure that your vehicle is prepared to withstand the elements.
You can check out Ray Petelin’s forecast for weather updates on CBSN Pittsburgh in the live streamer above.
WINTER MONITORING AT PITTSBURGH
January 16, 3:40 p.m. – Bethel Park declares a snow emergency
Bethel Park Mayor Jack Allen has declared a snow emergency for the city.
Jan 16, 2:48 pm – Snow arrives in Pittsburgh
Snow has arrived in Pittsburgh and more is expected to fall in the next 12 hours.
– Ray Petelin (@RayPetelinWx) January 16, 2022
Jan 16, 2pm – First snowfall
Uniontown and other areas are seeing some of the first snowflakes.
Snowfall is small for now but more snow accumulation is expected over the next few hours.
– Erika Stanish (@Erika_Stanish) January 16, 2022
Jan 16, 1:19 pm – Snow Forecast Update
Our meteorologists have updated their snow forecasts based on the latest models. Pittsburgh is expected to see 6-12 inches of snow.
The ultimate snow forecast! It’s inching into the area—I’m almost 70 years old now and will spread northward across the area by afternoon. Please stay safe everyone and watch our updates on CBSN Pittsburgh/kdka.com in the afternoon and at 6pm on WPCW! ￼ @KDKA pic.twitter.com/ln3cTlvzpC
– Kristin Emery (@KristinEmery) January 16, 2022
Jan 16, 1pm – Winter Storm Warning Begins
A winter storm warning is in effect for southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh area.
The warning lasts until 1 p.m. Monday.
January 17, 4 a.m. – Start your day in Pittsburgh
We’ll start your day in Pittsburgh early at 4 a.m. to keep you informed of the latest conditions outside with Ron Smiley, Mary Ours, Lindsay Ward and Heather Abraham.
Prediction of early snow
The system going to several states is expected to bring us snow-covered roads, icy driveways and possibly even cold rain or sleet in a bit east of the region. Pittsburgh.
Follow our meteorologists online:
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/16/pittsburgh-storm-tracker/ Snow is now expected to reach 6-12 inches in Pittsburgh – CBS Pittsburgh