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Pittsburgh: Week to Start Seasonable Before Warmth Makes a Comeback

Warmth will remain on hold to start the new week around Pittsburgh, but will ironically make a comeback as autumn starts.

The passage of a cold front swept the stretch of 80-degree weather from the Pittsburgh area this weekend, allowing the new week to start on a seasonable note.

A high in the lower 70s is more common this time of year.

Drying Out Just in Time for the First Day of Fall

Some clouds will stream overhead to start the week, but the best opportunity for a shower will be south of the Mason-Dixon line where moisture from the Atlantic will be directed.

Dry weather will continue to dominate southwestern Pennsylvania through the week. The clouds, on the other hand, will thin out by midweek and temperatures will rebound as the moist flow eases and a ridge of high pressure builds overhead.

Temperatures will return back to around the 80-degree mark on Wednesday, when autumn starts at 4:21 a.m. EDT.

During the middle to late part of the week, AccuWeather meteorologists will be monitoring the potential for a storm to attempt to form and ride up the mid-Atlantic coast before tracking inland.

"Right now we are banking on dry air over the interior Northeast to hold off rain to the south, but that outlook could change as we get closer," stated AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

A shot of cooler air should follow during the upcoming weekend.