Cold front effects linger in Pittsburgh area

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If you think it feels unusually cold today, that's because it is.

The high today is expected to reach about 47 degrees. The normal high for this date is about 64 degrees, according to John Darnley, weather forecaster for the National Weather Service.

It is a dramatic change from Thursday's weather when the high reached 84 degrees. On Friday, the high of 71 degrees was reached at 8:20 a.m., and it was downhill from there as a cold front moved into the area from Ohio around noon.

Today's forecast also calls for a slight chance of sprinkles and flurries this morning. Winds are expected to be from 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

Tonight's temperatures are expected to drop below freezing to the upper 20s, After midnight, the winds are expected to be about 5 mph.

Sunday's high of about 55 will be warmer than today's but still is below normal. The low is expected to be in the upper 30s.

By Monday, the temperature is expected reach the lower 60s.

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Eleanor Chute: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.


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