As the major storm continues in Pittsburgh, the area is in for a wintry travel mess through Wednesday.
The storm will bring a total of 6 to 8 inches of snow, reduced only by the period of rain or wintry mix in some areas from Tuesday evening. Higher amounts are expected to the north and east of the city.
The snow threatens to cause slow and slippery travel, including on Interstates 70, 76 and 79. Increasingly winds will blow the snow around on Wednesday, reducing the visibility for motorists and making some roads that were previously plowed snow covered once again.
Airline passengers flying to or from Pittsburgh's International Airport should prepare for delays and possible cancellations, not just from the snow locally, but also due to the ripple effect from heavy rain and wind at airports along the East coast.
While the steady snow will end by Wednesday midday, there will be bands of lake-effect snow developing during the afternoon and night. Any untreated wet and slushy areas to start the day Wednesday will freeze as temperatures fall.
The storm will depart the Northeast by Thanksgiving Day, allowing a partly sunny and cold day to unfold in Pittsburgh. However, bands of lake-effect snow and snow showers will linger across the higher terrain of western Pennsylvania.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South.
A winter storm affecting the United Kingdom will spread rain and disruptive snow to central Europe this weekend.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow to from parts of France and Germany to northern Greece and Bulgaria this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
East Coast (1909)
Severe coastal storm - record high tides in New England. Dover, DE had 24" snow. Philadelphia, PA had 21" snow.
New York City (1947)
Severe snowstorm 25.8" at Battery, 32" in suburbs. Traffic completely stopped - removal cost $8 million 27 died.
PA & NJ North to New England (1969)
6-36" of snow (Dec. 25-28). One of the heaviest in years in New York.