PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Severe storm chances return Friday with strong winds a big concern this afternoon to the evening hours.

When you stepped out the door this morning, temperatures were about ten degrees warmer than where they were to start the day on Thursday.

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The warm moist air at the surface sitting below dry and cool air will energize the atmosphere with strong storms possible for the afternoon to the evening. As it stands, most of today will be dry and actually pleasant.

We won’t see humidity levels reach more uncomfortable levels until late this afternoon. Once that happens the storm chance for the day will also be in place.

Highs today will reach the low 80s.

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When it comes to rain chances, KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley has kept a low shower chance for noon and hours around noon. Besides, that most will be completely dry through 7 p.m.

Looking ahead, severe weather chances stick around for the weekend.

KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley actually has better rain chances in place for Saturday and Sunday.

The only question at this point with both of those days is, “will we see rain showers through the day that won’t let the energy build for storm development?”

KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley is going to say no, which means a solid storm chance for later in the day once the convective temperature is met.

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