Updated Winter Weather WARNING: Freezing Rain & Snow Predicted for Cranberry Area
Up to 5 inches of snow is possible, according to weather forecaster.
It appears March is doing its best to go out like a lion.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has upgraded the winter weather advisory for parts of western Pennsylvania, including the Cranberry area, from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to a warning.
The warning includes Butler, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Lawrence, Clarion, Jefferson, Armstrong and Indiana counties. Allegheny County remains under a winter weather advisory.
Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch and snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with some areas getting up to five inches, are possible in Butler County.
The snow and ice is expected to begin Monday morning and end sometime this evening.
Hazardous travel conditions are possible due to sleet and ice-covered roads.
Here's a more detailed look at the forecast:
- Monday: Snow and freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 1pm, then rain after 1pm. High near 41. Southeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
- Monday Night: Rain, mainly before 3 a.m. Low around 34. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible
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