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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The year 2019 is shaping up to be a completely average year so far, and you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that.
Today will be the 99th day of the year, and as we are rounding out the first 100 days, we are sitting on an average temperature of 33.9 degrees. This ranks 61st out of the 145 years of data on record for Pittsburgh.
Looking ahead, we won’t see any big warm-ups or cool downs for the next week, with only small dips and rises expected.
Clear skies overnight will allow temperatures to fall off more than they have the past couple of nights. If you leave a window open tonight, just know your home may be chilly in the morning.
While there will be some morning clouds Wednesday, we’ll still see plenty of sunshine through the day. Temperatures will be about 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday, though.
If the lower temperatures are not your “thing”, just wait a day. Thursday, we’ll bounce back into the 70s as the dry weather continues.
Friday will remain mild, but shower and thunderstorm chances will begin to ramp up in the afternoon, as the next cold front makes its approach. This will bring temps down a bit for the weekend.
When it comes to rain, we are WAY down from where we were last year at this time. Through the first 88 days, Jan. 1 to April 8, we saw 16.18 inches of rain last year. This year, we’ve seen the least amount of rain since 2016 to start the year, with just 9.75 inches of rain being recorded at the airport. That also places us 60th out of 145 years. Once again balanced.
Snowfall? Well, through Jan. 1, we have recorded 31 inches of snow. That ranks 49th out of 145 years. Again, nothing that really is standing out.
Average is sometimes good. Let’s keep it going!
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