KDKA-TV Evening Forecast (3/27)

Stay on top of local weather with meteorologist Kristin Emery’s forecast!

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BRYANT REED: All right, Kristin. You touched on it earlier. Today was such a nice day. I'm looking forward to what the rest of the week is going to look like, and I'm pretty sure our viewers are also.

KRISTIN EMERY: I think that we're going to have a little bit of a letdown tomorrow after what a beautiful day we had today. It's hard to top today. And take a look at the temperatures right now. Now keep in mind, our normal high today is 54, and that's still pretty mild, pretty comfortable when we get there in late March.

We're all the way up to the upper 60s. We even had a brief 70-degree reading in some areas over the past hour. Waynesburg in Morgantown are all the way up at 69 degrees, along with Cranberry and Wheeling. Pittsburgh's at 67, along with Kittanning.

Beaver Falls, you're at 68 degrees, and Newcastle just ticked up to 69 degrees, so beautiful weather. The next couple of hours, if you can get out in the next couple of hours, maybe take a little walk before sundown, just sit on the porch or just even open the windows, it's just a really nice evening. 67 degrees and just partly cloudy skies, light southerly winds.

Now overnight tonight, well, things change. We have clouds that'll roll back in by around 11:00 PM, midnight tonight. That's with a warm front that's going to lift through the area. It's already pushing those warm temperatures and that warm air across our area. And you can see the evidence of that down to the south.

Watch through Virginia as this line of thunderstorms is marching to the east. So as that warm air progresses farther north in the wee hours of the morning, there's a chance we could have a little rumble of thunder, an isolated thundershower or two, between around 2:00 and 6:00 AM.

Then the wet weather you see, that line that's starting to form from Northwestern Indiana back through Illinois and back to St. Louis, that is the trailing cold front with this system. That could touch-off a strong storm or two south of I-70 in the late morning, early afternoon here tomorrow.

So here's Futurecast timing it out. Just clouds up until midnight. After 2:00 AM, we'll start to get a chance for showers. Most likely it'll be around 5:00, 6:00 AM till we start to see measurable rain. And most of it will start in the southwestern corner of the state.

You see that moisture lifting north with the warm front. Then, here comes the cold front. Scattered showers. Here's 10 AM. Can't rule out an early morning thundershower, but after 10:00, 11:00 AM up until mid-afternoon, when this cold front passes, that's the best chance, mainly south of I-70 and mainly into northern West Virginia, that we could have a strong thunderstorm or two develop in spots.

By 5:00 PM, it's pretty much over with. But watch what happens in the evening. You're not seeing things. That is snow on the computer model here. We have a really big dose of cold air coming tomorrow night, a comedown from our 70s today. We'll be down to the 50s for highs on Monday, and we could see a few rain-snow showers or a little wet, snowy, slushy coating along the I-80 corridor or in the higher elevations by Monday morning.

Monday afternoon, we get back to temperatures in the 50s. Tuesday, we're in the 60s. And we have more sunshine for both days. But it's a little bit of a roller coaster ride this upcoming week. To start with, tonight we're only down to 55. Thundershowers toward morning and then scattered showers tomorrow morning.

We only get up to the highs in the mid 60s, and then in the afternoon, the temperature starts to fall. Behind the cold front, the afternoon, it'll be windy and a little chillier as we have wind gusts possible up to 28 miles per hour. Areas south of Pittsburgh could have a strong thunderstorm early afternoon.

Then, here's this roller coaster ride. Monday, sunny, 53. Tuesday, we're all the way up to 70. Wednesday, back down to 57 with some showers. Behind that cold front, we drop 20 degrees to highs in the 30s on Thursday. But then we start to climb back up to the 50s by Saturday. And it looks like, Bryant, by Easter Sunday, possibly 60 degrees.