The worst of the recent cold and perhaps the coldest days of the winter may be behind the Pittsburgh area. However, there are some storms on the horizon.
A pattern change will take away the pure arctic flow of air to allow milder Pacific air to mix in during the last few days of January and into February.
Through at least the first half of February, nighttime lows in the single digits with highs in the teens are likely to become a thing of the past for the city.
Temperatures will reach toward the 30-year average or a tad above average late this week into the weekend. The average high and low for late January/early February is 37 and 21 F respectively. Average temperatures begin to trend upward during February.
While dry weather is in store through much of Friday, a series of storms will begin to affect the region late Friday through next week.
A light snow is forecast for the Pittsburgh area on late Friday afternoon and through Saturday morning, followed by some rain Saturday night.
A weak storm is likely to pass to the south of Pittsburgh on Sunday night into Monday.
A storm at midweek could be the strong and may bring heavy precipitation. Details on the form and extent of the precipitation for next week will be made available as soon as possible.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking a new round of storms originating from the South and Southwest that will affect the region through next week.
Storms that brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will shift eastward to the Ohio Valley on Wednesday.
Drenching downpours, locally gusty thunderstorms and squalls at sea will continue in and around Florida through much of the week.
A heat wave will build, then recede in the Northeast this week with the most humid air focused on the Interstate 95 corridor.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
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