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Updated: 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 | Posted: 2:33 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Temperatures have fallen drastically in the Pittsburgh area, and the coldest air of the season will grip the area through Friday.The temperature will be about 37 degrees at 8 a.m., 41 degrees at noon and 40 degrees at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Lake effect snow is expected Wednesday through Friday, according to Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper.Seven Springs and Hidden Valley could get a rain-snow mix or snowfall by the afternoon Wednesday.Another storm system Thursday could stir up more rain or snow. Winds will pick up, pushing wind-chill readings into the 30s during the day. Overnight low temps will crash below freezing Thursday night, so a few slick spots on the roads may be possible, especially on bridges and overpasses early Friday morning. The earliest accumulation of October snow occurred in 1972. The Pittsburgh area got 1.8 inches of snow on Oct. 18.The average accumulation in October in Pittsburgh is 0.4 of an inch.In 1993, Pittsburgh got 6 inches of snow on Halloween.
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