Arctic blast continues: Snow possible for end of week

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PITTSBURGH - A wind chill advisory for most of the Channel 11 viewing expired at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but more winter weather could be on its way by week's end. 

Snow combined with the bitter Arctic air has prompted many school districts to either cancel Wednesday classes or operate on a delay.

Wednesday will remain cold with a high of 14 degrees and a wind chill around zero. Severe Weather Team meteorologist Kevin Benson said snow is possible Wednesday afternoon.

Light snow will continue into Wednesday evening. Benson said a coating to an inch of snow is possible. A low of 11 degrees with a wind chill near zero will continue through the overnight hours.

A few flurries will fall early Thursday, with a high of 19 degrees and a wind chill near zero.

Benson said a storm may produce winter weather on Friday. The exact track of the storm is still uncertain, but Benson said a mixture of sleet and snow is possible with two to four inches of snow.

Like many other school districts, Pittsburgh Public Schools operated on a two-hour delay Tuesday and Wednesday. Some parents said a delay wasn't enough.

"It's freezing out there. Fortunately, I take my child to school. But for the kids that walk and wait for a bus it is ridiculous," said parent Nona Vogel.

"It's really too cold. A lot of kids have to walk to school and a lot of parents have to walk the little kids. It's way too cold out here," Nikki Smith, parent, said.

But others said the delay was sufficient.

"I don't have an issue because I teach here as well," said parent Rashida Madyun. "My daughter goes to school here and I teach here so I am happy we have school. It's winter time in Pittsburgh. Enjoy it."

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