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Pittsburgh Weather: Pleasant Conditions Continue Before Weekend Rain Chances

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Good morning, I can't rule out a couple of sprinkles first thing this morning as we continue to see mid-level winds coming in out of the northwest on the backside of a trough that is bringing us cooler air.

While today will remain pleasant and comfy outside, things will change starting on Saturday with a return of heat and humidity.

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Severe storm chances are also expected to return.

For today, winds will be out of the north northwest at around 5mph for the afternoon.

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While we don't have a lot of low-level moisture, there is still some lift being provided due to the set-up and I have seen some light rain/sprinkles on the radar this morning.

I don't expect the light rain chance will continue into the afternoon but I am going to watch closely. I have today's rain chance at a very low 20 percent.

The rain chance ticks up to 30 percent for Saturday, with places along and north of I-80 having the best chance to see rain by far.

If you are south of I-70 you will be dry on Saturday.

North of I-80 puts you in the zone for severe storms with destructive winds being the biggest concern.

Saturday highs will be back in the mid-80s with humidity levels climbing back to near 60 for Pittsburgh.

You can probably get through the day being relatively comfortable with no A/C.

Severe Weather Outlook
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Dew points surge to around 70 degrees on Sunday. With the surge of moisture comes a return of severe weather chances too.

On Sunday everyone will have a chance to see strong storms with strong wind being, once again, the main concern. Highs on Sunday should hit the mid-80s.

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