A small snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush hour commute.
Western Pennsylvania is expected to receive between a half-inch to just under an inch of snow by the time most people are waking up to head to work.
Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, said light snow is expected to move into the area around 2 a.m. Tuesday and won’t end until just after the morning rush hour.
“It should be just enough to make roads and bridge decks slippery,” Sims said of the Tuesday morning commute. “Just enough to be a pain in the butt.”
He is anticipating less snow the farther north you go and more snow in the south and east. Sims said the Uniontown area could get up to 2 inches of snow.
The temperature is expected to hover around 29 degrees during the early morning snowfall.
Air Science Consultants is a private meteorological company located in Bridgeville that offers forecasts for business clients, including the National Hockey League during last year’s Winter Classic in Pittsburgh.
Here's the National Weather Service's Plum, Oakmont and Verona forecast for tonight and Tuesday:
- Monday night—A chance of snow, mainly after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 miles per hour after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Tuesday—A chance of snow, mainly before 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind around 5 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Tuesday night—Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.