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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 261024 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 524 AM EST Wed Jan 26 2022 .SYNOPSIS... Below normal temperatures will continue before warming to near normal towards the end of the week. The next chance for areawide accumulating snow will be late Thursday and Friday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... Light snow will be possible north of I-80 today with the passage of an upper trough and flow veers to the northwest allowing for lake enhancement coincident with PVA. A few tenths of snow is possible where these showers occur. Highs in the upper teens will be followed by overnight lows below zero as light winds and minimal cloud coverage allow for strong radiational cooling. A wind chill advisory may be needed, possibly for some lower elevation locations as well with apparent temperatures less than -10F. Have maintained mention in the HWO. && .SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... Temps will recover quickly during the day Thursday with the sfc high to the east and flow becomes southwesterly. Snow chances will increase Thursday night ahead of low pressure progged to cross the region on Friday. Another round of measurable snow is expected the end of the week followed by temperature dropping back below normal behind the front heading into the weekend. Saturday will be dry but cold with partly cloudy skies. Overnight lows will again be near zero across the region. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... Dry conditions and a warming trend in temperature is expected through the period with high pressure in control through Tuesday. && .AVIATION /10Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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Cold advection under upper troughing wl maintain patches of low-end VFR, to MVFR stratocu through the day. More widespread MVFR is expected by mid mrng as convective temperatures are reached. Skies should clr by eve as high pres builds across the rgn. .Outlook... Restrictions in snow are likely again with a Fri cdfnt.
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&& .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... PA...None. OH...None. WV...Wind Chill Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for WVZ514. && $$ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.