PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Warm and Wet start to the New Year!
Rain chances have been pushed back a little later than midnight but there’s still a chance for light showers through the night for the NYE celebration as the ball drops.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Temps Will Feel Below Zero Friday Morning
Temperatures will stay in the 50s for New Year’s Day morning and highs in the upper 50s for the afternoon.
Rain picks up in intensity for New Year’s Day in the afternoon and evening where .50 – 1″ of rainfall is expected and even 1-2″ for areas south of I-70.
Fewer amounts of rain will be north.
The average temperature will increase again tomorrow so right now we are ending the 8th warmest December since 1875 at 40.6°.READ MORE: Report Finds Tourism Dollars Set To Rebound In Allegheny County In 2022
Since 1952 when the observation site was moved to where it is in Moon Township, we’re in the 2nd warmest December on record with the last warmest being in 2015 at 44.5°.
We could tie the year 1881 and 1918 for the 6th warmest since records began if we get to 41° for the average. Normally we should be at 33.8° ending the month so we are sitting 6.8° above normal.
Sunday rain to snow is expected with little to no snow accumulation as temperatures will fall through the day but still stay above freezing.
Temperatures will be in the 40s starting off Sunday then fall through the night back to the 20s!
Monday colder air returns for the Steelers game in the 20s so bundle up!
It will stay dry for the first half of the week as high pressure takes over so expect plenty of sunshine and even warm back up near 50 in the middle of the week.
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