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.