After A Quiet Friday, Strong Winds Develop Over The Weekend
Friday will get off to a seasonably chilly start but we expect a pleasant afternoon under a veil of high clouds. Temperatures will end up a few degrees above average. The clouds will keep temperatures from falling very much Friday night.
A warm front will track toward the Valley on Saturday. While showers can't be ruled out before the day is through, rain is more likely during the overnight hours. A thunderstorm cannot be ruled out. A rapidly strengthening area of low pressure will cross the Great Lakes Saturday night into Sunday and the result will be a serious wind threat for eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Gusts of 55-60 mph will be possible from midday into the afternoon Sunday. Valley residents should secure outdoor objects and prepare for the possibility of power outages.
A colder air mass is expected to settle in early next week.