Meteorologist John Darnley isn't predicting the outcome of the games that will be played this afternoon by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he's forecasting ideal weather conditions today and seasonable conditions for Monday.
"Today is going to be beautiful," Mr. Darnley commented this morning from the Moon office of the National Weather Service at Pittsburgh.
The city is in a "dry slot," ahead of a front that is expected to bring rain about 8 a.m. Monday. This dry slot comes with sunny skies, warm temperatures and gentle breezes.
The high temperature of 84 degrees is expected to be reached in time for the first pitch at 4:37 p.m. "It'll be like an August game," Mr. Darnley said.
Conditions will change Monday, when a cold front will bring morning rain. The weather watcher said he expects precipitation to be cleared out of Pittsburgh by about 2 p.m., an hour before the Pirates' 3:07 p.m. game. Mr. Darnley said there is a chance of a lingering shower in the evening, but it's not likely. Temperatures will be much cooler with a high of 63 expected in the afternoon.
For the latest conditions and forecast, visit the Post-Gazette's weather page.
Karen Kane: email@example.com or at 724-772-9180. First Published October 6, 2013 11:30 AM