While Pittsburgh will start the weekend on a mild note, even warmer air is expected for Easter Sunday.
Rain will remain absent from Pittsburgh through Easter weekend, allowing Easter egg hunts and other festivities to go on as planned.
Baseball fans will not have to worry about the Pirates' series between the Milwaukee Brewers being disrupted by the weather.
Saturday will feature a near repeat of Friday's high before the arrival of even warmer air boosts temperatures to the lower 70s on Easter Sunday.
Residents and visitors will still want to wear jackets to Easter sunrise services with temperatures set to drop into the 30s early Sunday morning.
The warmth will continue through Monday before a cold front and its showers cause temperatures to turn progressively cooler Tuesday through Wednesday.
A brief but pleasant stretch of weather will settle in through the middle of the week in Atlanta.
Low pressure developing in the Tasman Sea will lead to strong wind, rain and pounding surf along the eastern Australia coast.
Following midweek warmth, dry and more seasonable weather is expected across northern Europe early this week.
Ahead of the monsoon season in India, temperatures will swell well above normal in parts of India and Pakistan.
A storm system responsible for severe weather across the Plains over the past week, as well as the snow across the Rockies will advance eastward.
The Highway Fire started around 6:10 p.m. PDT Saturday near Corona, California, in the Prado Dam area in Riverside County, and grew from 30 to 175 acres in a matter of three hours.
Providence, RI (1976)
Second day of early season heat wave, 98 degrees in northeastern part of the city.
Central Europe (1991)
Cold outbreak: 12" of snow in the Swiss Alps; temperature dropped to 26 degrees in Berlin.
Lexington, MA (1775)
Lexington-Concord Day; crisp anticyclone morning at 0700: 45.7 degrees, 29 56" rising, wind west, force 1, "very fair" sky - Prof. Winthrop noted at Cambridge, MA: "Battle of Concord will put a stop to observing."