The warm weather pattern in Pittsburgh will peak on Monday and will feature several days of ideal outdoor conditions.
Temperatures will reach the 60s to near 70 F through Saturday.
A storm system can bring a shower or two on Friday and perhaps a period of steady rain early Friday night.
The bulk of the time this weekend are projected to be free of rain, but grab an umbrella if you are heading to Heinz Hall and the Friday evening show of PNC Pops!: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II.
Sunshine is in store on Saturday for the Walk MS: Pittsburgh at Point State Park and the Relay for Life of Duquesne University.
A balmy breeze is forecast Sunday and Monday with enough sunshine to drive temperatures well into the 70s. A few locations may touch 80 F either day.
An approaching cold front will send some showers into the area on Monday before sharply cooler weather arrives Monday night and Tuesday along with heavier rainfall.
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As the year comes to a close and people prepare to celebrate the start of 2015, many will be bundling up as cold weather stretches from coast to coast.
The wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through theweekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
Clouds and a gusty southerly breeze will be the rule across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to kick off the weekend before dry weather returns for Sunday.
Dry weather will kick off the weekend in Atlanta before rain returns to the area.
Mild weather will continue in Harrisburg this weekend but will be followed by seasonably cold air during the final days of 2014.
While temperatures will be well above average in Pittsburgh this weekend, colder air will arrive next week for the final days of 2014.
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