Pittsburgh: Rain, Flooding Risk to Accompany Warmth

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
December 22, 2013; 4:53 AM ET
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In addition to record-challenging warmth this weekend, the Pittsburgh area will be on the edge of heavy rain and flooding to the north and west.

The weekend will bring periods of rain, drizzle and fog.

The greatest potential for flash, urban and small stream flooding from southwestern Pennsylvania to West Virginia is on Sunday. On this day, gusty winds will help to drive temperatures well into the 60s. Locally strong thunderstorms can focus the rain over the short period of time.

The combination of prolonged heavy rain and recent melting snow is likely to cause flooding of the lesser rivers in Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania.

Much colder air will return to the area Monday with the usual barrage of flurries into Christmas morning.

There is a chance that where flurries persist that enough snow will be on the ground to consider it a white Christmas.

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