You better bundle up this week as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to move into the Pittsburgh area.
Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, Patch last week that he expected the bitter temperatures to arrive in the region on Tuesday.
Sims said the middle of the week would have lows in single digits and highs in the teens.
That forecast was backed up by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. Meteorologists there are also forecasting 1 to 3 inches of snow on Monday with a slight chance of snow Tuesday.
The National Weather Service also issued a wind chill advisory from 10 p.m. Monday through 11 a.m. Wednesday.
With the wind chill, temperatures are expected to dip to 10 to 20 degrees below 0 Monday night and Tuesday morning.
The temperature will increase to a frosty 0 to to 10 degrees below zero Tuesday evening before falling back toward 10 to 20 below zero Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Look below to see a more detailed forecast…
Monday: Snow High near 22. West wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -12. West wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -14. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. West wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
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