A new report from the National Weather Service (NWS) says that the weather is forecast to be hot, dry and sunny this weekend.
The report, published this week, comes as the first snowfalls in several weeks continue to pile up in the region.
“The forecast for the next few days is warmer and drier than last week, but that’s just a forecast,” said Kevin C. Brown, director of meteorology for the NWS in Pittsburgh.
“It doesn’t mean it’s going to rain and snow.”
In the short term, temperatures will be in the low 70s to low 80s.
But by the end of the weekend, the temperature could reach 90 or above, Brown said.
“If we get above 100 degrees, that’s when we get the first major snowfall of the season,” Brown said in an interview.
“So the forecast is for a very wet and dry weekend, which is not what we normally have.”
For most of the week, temperatures were expected to be in range for 90 to 95 degrees, according to the NWA’s latest forecast.
But the warm air from the Pacific Ocean and the cold air from northern Europe could create a combination of warm and cold air that will push temperatures up to 100 degrees.
“A combination of cold air and warm air, which could lead to an increase in wind gusts, could create the first big snowfall on Saturday and Sunday,” Brown told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The National Weather Forecast, which includes some information from other agencies, is published quarterly.
The latest update is based on data collected in the past few days, and is updated every Tuesday.
The NWS also released a video to show how to make a snow emergency plan.
It shows how to gather all of your snow-related supplies, including shovels, ice buckets, ice picks and a bucket, along with the basics for making your emergency plans, such as where you will be and when you need to leave the house.
If you need help, the Nws website has an online resource that can help you.
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review spoke with local snowplow operator and NWS meteorologist, Mike Johnson, who said that if you need a shovel or shoveling equipment, you’ll probably need to be on the road a lot during the week to get everything.
“It’s going have to be a lot of digging, you’ve got to make sure that the ground’s ready for the snow,” Johnson said.
Johnson said that when it’s snowing, it’s a lot more fun to watch it.
“When you see a big piece of snow, you’re like, ‘Oh, wow, that is just insane,'” Johnson said of the reaction.
“And then you see the shovel that’s been laying out and it’s like, wow that’s cool.”
Johnson also said that while it’s very easy to see a lot that happens in the snow, he doesn’t think the majority of people actually notice.
“Most of us just take a step back and think, ‘Well, what do I see?'” he said.
The snow is typically falling between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., but in some areas, it could be falling from as early as 7:00 to 8:00 that night.
If you see snow, stay away from the area and stay clear of vehicles.
If it rains, it will likely rain heavily.
“In the area that’s getting heavy rain, it can become a big problem, especially if there’s an area of roads that are slippery and wet,” Brown added.
“So I think it’s best to keep your hands and feet out of the road and make sure your vehicle is secured,” Johnson added.
Brown said that the Nwts forecast is accurate, but there is a chance that conditions could change before it actually goes into effect.
“I think the most likely scenario is that we’ll see a mix of precipitation that’s heavy and light and sunny and rainy,” he said, “and that’s pretty much the best we’re going to see.”