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Pittsburgh: Arctic Cold Through Late Week, Rain Possible This Weekend

An arctic air mass will continue to grip the Pittsburgh area through the end of the week, accompanied by lake-effect snow and flurries for some.

As the January-like cold persists, bands of lake-effect snow will continue through Friday along the shores of Lake Erie and will accumulate in feet.

While Pittsburgh will only have flurries and perhaps a few periods of light snow, heavy bands are likely to impact the Laurel Highlands through Thursday.

Low temperatures will challenge records in some locations through late week. AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be near zero at times.

Temperatures are forecast to moderate next week with a more typical weather pattern for late November in store across the nation.

As the warming trend occurs, a storm system will track into the Great Lakes this weekend. This could bring a soaking rain, rather than snow, to the region on Sunday into Monday.

In areas that have received snow, warm air traveling over the cold snow could create fog-related concerns during the latter part of the weekend and into next week.

This story was written by Ed Vallee, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist.