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Pittsburgh Weather: Winter Storm To Pack Wallop As It Moves Into Western Pa., Through State

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PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) -- Most of Pennsylvania is under a Winter Storm Watch ahead of a weekend storm that could pack a wallop of snow, followed by bitter cold and high winds, making travel hazardous.

From Pittsburgh to the Poconos, communities are being warned about possibly heavy mixed precipitation, with possible snow totals ranging from a dusting to 15 inches.

The Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Saturday morning and continues through Sunday afternoon.

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According to the National Weather Service, heavy mixed precipitation is possible with both snow and ice accumulations.

The storm should sweep into western Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, tracking its way across the state by afternoon.

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The National Weather Service says Pittsburgh could get as much as 11 inches of snow, central Pennsylvania and parts of the Poconos could get 15 inches and Philadelphia's suburbs could get 8 inches.

As the snow moves out, heavy, freezing rains are possible late Saturday into Sunday morning.

Dangerous wind chills will be a concern in some areas on Monday morning.

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