The sun returns today but the temperatures will be a bit chillier.By Ron Smiley

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Good morning!

Plenty of sunshine today with temperatures expected to be a couple of degrees below the seasonal average for today. Highs should hit the mid-40s behind the overnight cold front with breezy winds of 10-20mph coming in out of the north.

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Morning temperatures have dropped to near 30 and I am forecasting our actual daily low being hit just before midnight tonight.

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Saturday morning will be the coldest of the next week with lows falling well into the 20s, Saturday highs should be just shy of 60 in Pittsburgh.

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The next chance for some rain looks to be on Tuesday.

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Speaking of rain, we got our share of rain on Thursday, shattering the daily rain record by nearly an inch!

Pittsburgh recorded 2.19” of rain, one of the higher totals I saw for the day. The old Pittsburgh record of 1.32” of rain was established in 1908. It’s not every day you see a record of more than 100 years falling.

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WIth the nice stretch of weather this weekend I won’t take up too much of your time with a long weather blog today, but I will quickly point out that our region could see our first severe weather day next week.

While there is certainly a lot of uncertainty starting on Tuesday with a return of rain chances, next week’s set-up is conducive to storm development here in western Pennsylvania if the right criteria are struck.

Now is the time to get prepared and have a plan.

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