PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Ida continues to dominate coverage when it comes to the weather and we’re right in the way of the storm.
If you are south of I-70, there is a good chance you will see the first Ida-related rain before noon today. The probability of rain will steadily increase for the rest of the day.
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While the probability of rain before noon is more scattered, more even rain is expected after 5:00 p.m., with rain rates picking up this evening. Overall, we will experience two things today. In places where it rains, their rain rates will increase. We will also see a chance for the rain to rise slowly, beginning along and south of I-70 and slowly moving north to include all of Allegheny County and many places in the east of the county.
Stronger rain bags will also arrive this afternoon and into the evening. At the moment it looks like the heaviest rain will occur in two laps.
One lap just before midnight tonight with another boost during the morning rush hour on Wednesday morning.
The best chance for heavy rain are the laurels and ridges and that’s where I think our biggest rain totals will fall overall.
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Some communities there could see more than six inches of rain in less than 24 hours.
While we are waiting for rain, the morning temperature this morning is almost 70 degrees.
Today’s highs are likely to hit the mid to late 1970s. Today it will be damp. Rain is expected this afternoon and most of Wednesday.
The weather is expected to dry up around Thursday and Friday with pleasant weather.
Expect warmer weather this weekend with a chance of rain from Saturday night to Sunday morning.
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