Well, those of you wishing for a winter wonderland at Christmastime have definitely gotten it.
Our area remains under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Thursday. The snow has been pretty steady in the Plum, Oakmont and Verona area since about 10 a.m. Wednesday. As of 3 p.m., it seems as though as least 3 inches has fallen.
It might not seem like a lot, but it's definitely causing some trouble on the roads. Route 28 was closed in both directions from Harmar to Tarentum (the Pittsburgh Mills) due to poor weather conditions, and multiple accidents have been reported in the region. Route 28 has since reopened.
Earlier this morning, a car reportedly drove over an embankment along Saltsburg Road in Plum.
Businesses also have altered their hours: The East Suburban YMCA in Plum will close when the last child in childcare is picked up, Sunseri Pizza in Verona is running on a two-hour delay, Brr-Kees Ice Cream in Oakmont will not open today, and Exhale Yoga's 7 p.m. class in Oakmont has been canceled. Citizen's Bank locations and Blvd Eyes in Oakmont also closed at 3 p.m.
What's it like in your neighborhood?
Check out the updated forecast from the National Weather Service:
- Late Wednesday Afternoon—Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 32. East wind around 13 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
- Tonight—Freezing rain and sleet before 11 p.m., then snow likely between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., then snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle after 1 a.m. Low around 26. Northeast wind 8 to 10 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Thursday—Snow showers likely, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Share your photos with us and let us see what it looks like outside. And if you're watching out your window or venturing out, tell your neighbors what to expect!