PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Brace yourself for a very wet Thanksgiving Day in Pittsburgh.
KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman says rain will arrive around midnight across the immediate area and even earlier in the eastern counties of Ohio.
He says precipitation will begin as freezing rain near Interstate 80 and in the Laurel Highlands. That will glaze the area in ice during the pre-dawn hours.
The entire area will see rain throughout Thanksgiving Day. We expect to see one to two inches total rainfall in Pittsburgh.
The ground is dry enough that we will probably not see any flash flooding in southwestern Pennsylvania, but the situation will be closely watched.
As a warm front moves through, temperatures will be close to 50 on the holiday.
Then, on Thursday night, temperatures will get cold enough to mix in some wet snow toward Friday morning, but no accumulation is expected.
Black Friday shoppers will see some afternoon sun develop during a very chilly day. The expected high is 38 with wind chills that may hold to the 20s.