The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Northeast on Friday, and the first snowfall of the season for the area is bringing with it up to five inches of snow. The winter weather advisory lasts from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Snow will start accumulating late Friday night, getting heavier as the night goes on. The storm will bring three to five inches of snow, with a mix of rain and sleet towards the end. Winds will be gusting up to 20 MPH, and temperatures will stay in the mid 20's.

The winter weather advisory is in effect for New York City, northeast New Jersey, Hartford, Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with Pittsburgh expected to see the heaviest accumulations.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel and visibility difficulties and drivers should be prepared for hazardous conditions.  Visibility is expected to drop to less than a half-mile on Saturday.

The coming snow storm is the first snow storm of the season for the Northeast. This time last year, the region had already seen several feet of snow.