Pittsburgh: Deep Freeze to Continue Through Midweek

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 28, 2014; 12:09 AM ET
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Temperatures will hover at painful levels the Pittsburgh area Tuesday, as they have several times this winter.

The combination of gusty winds, dry air and low temperatures will result in AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures well below zero on Tuesday.

The temperature Tuesday night/Wednesday morning will rival the lowest readings of the season so far with a low of forecast to be between minus 5 and minus 10 F. The lowest temperature so far this winter at Pittsburgh International Airport was minus 9 F on Jan. 7.

Flights originating from or heading to parts of the South could be delayed in the coming days.

While a storm will blast the Southern states with heavy snow and ice, that storm is forecast to slip out to the east of at midweek with nary some clouds.

The good news is the weather pattern that has delivered over a dozen Alberta Clipper storms and frequent snow events during much of January is coming to an end.

The new weather pattern will shut off the flow of totally arctic air and will allow more of a blend of air from the Arctic and the Pacific Ocean.

Temperatures are forecast to rebound to seasonable levels by this weekend. The normal high and low temperatures for Pittsburgh on Feb. 1-2 are 37 and 21 respectively.

However, the new pattern will allow some storms to swing up from the South. While these storms will be warmer, they can bring substantial precipitation.

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