The Ligonier Valley is expected to see its first significant snowfall of the 2019-20 winter season starting today, Dec. 2.

A National Weather Service-issued winter weather advisory is in place for portions of southwestern Pennsylvania from 7 a.m. today to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. That includes around the Ligonier area, where snow totals of 2 to 6 inches are expected.

The advisory also includes parts of northern West Virginia and western Maryland.

The Latrobe area could see 1 to 2 inches of snow though Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.

Later in the week, a chance of rain and snow is projected for Wednesday and Friday. No precipitation is forecasted for the weekend, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 40 degrees on Saturday and a high of 50 on Sunday.

In other areas of the Keystone State, the NWS has issued ice storm and winter storm warnings.

Additionally, travel restrictions were put in place early this morning by state transportation officials. Speed limits have been reduced to 45 mph and double trailers, empty trailers, non-commercial vehicles pulling trailers, recreational vehicles and motorcycles will be barred on:

  • Interstate 81 north of the junction with I-80 to the New York line;
  • Interstates 84 and 380 in northeast and north-central Pennsylvania;
  • Interstate 476, the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension, north of the Pocono/White Haven exit for Interstate 80.

Elsewhere, forecasters said mountain areas of West Virginia could get up to a foot of snow. The NWS said less than an inch of snow is projected for the Pittsburgh area, while Indiana County could receive up to 2 inches.

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