Wintry weather

    Winter doesn’t start officially for another couple of weeks, but western Pennsylvania is about to get a healthy dose of it:

    The National Weather Service says lake-effect snow is expected to blanket the region through Tuesday night, with the Pittsburgh area possibly getting 5 to 8 inches.

    Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson and Lawrence counties could see 8 to 12 inches, and the high ridges in the eastern parts of Fayette and Westmoreland counties could see 12 to 16 inches over the next three days.

    And here on Independence mall, we’re looking at the possibility of flurries later.

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    But for now, it’s just plain cold.

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