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    Pittsburgh: Rain, Fog and Thunderstorms to Accompany Mild Weather

    By By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
    February 20, 2014, 7:15:19 AM EST

    A break from the cold, snowy weather is in store for much of the balance of this week around Pittsburgh but problems are possible.

    Temperatures are forecast to reach the 50s on Thursday.

    Due to the extensive snow cover and the cold ground, the pattern will pose some problems.


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    Temperatures will dip to or below freezing in some communities through midweek. Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for areas of black ice, especially since ice-melting chemicals are becoming scarce.


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    Along with the mild weather and cold ground will come areas of fog. The fog could be dense enough at times in parts of the Midwest, South and East to cause flight delays.

    A potent storm moving through Thursday into Friday will boost the chance of fog and raise the likelihood of rain. That storm will bring the potential for a severe thunderstorm with damaging wind gusts. Winds can become strong enough with the storm system Thursday night to cause sporadic power outages.

    Enough melting will occur this week to bring the risk of street and highway flooding. At this time, major river flooding is not expected.

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    Cold weather will return in stages this weekend into next week.


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    Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 8 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the warmup and another storm.

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