Get the latest forecast from meteorologist Ron Smiley!By Ron Smiley

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Welcome to fall y’all!  Fall officially begins this morning at 9:31 a.m.

As a forecaster, fall means the north pole is facing away from the sun.

Obviously this has a huge impact on our weather, especially the closer to the new year that we get.

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It may not be really felt that much right now, but winter is coming.

We’ve already been stuck in a fall like pattern with the weather for the past couple of days.

Temperatures have been dipping to right at or just below 40 degrees.

This morning, Pittsburgh fell below 40 degrees again, with other communities showing temperatures in the mid-to-low 30s.

High temperatures today are expected to get close to 70 degrees, but there are a couple of things working against us.

First off is yesterday’s high of only 67 degrees.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center)With the clear skies and even with the wind coming in out of the east, I am surprised we didn’t get closer to 70 degrees.

Also, the return of haze due to smoke from West Coast fires will also play a role in high temperatures today.

Looking ahead, the next chance for arrives this weekend.

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The chance now for Saturday rain looks especially low, with our hopes clinging to Tropical Storm Beta’s track.

At this point, it looks like the system will track just south of Western Pennsylvania.

A cool front on Sunday into Monday will also give us a chance for rain.

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We need rain with Pittsburgh’s official tally showing just 0.06” of rain having fallen over the past 2 weeks.

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