Meteorologist, Ron Smiley, shares race weekend forecast

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This year am getting to forecast for the Pittsburgh Triathlon that is going on August 13th-14th. For those competing this year it looks like you’ll see tough weather conditions along with whatever the race course throws at you.

Ron Smiley, Meteorologist, KDKA TV


Friday Expo *Noon – 8pm: Hot! Highs near 90 with scattered showers.

Saturday 6am – 10am: Temps in the mid-70s to near 80 Isolated rain showers, maybe a rumble of thunder with a passing storm.

Sunday 7am – 10am: Temps in the mid-70s to near 80. Best chance for rain, an isolated storm can’t be ruled out.

The forecast sounds worse than it actually is. Still caution and being weather aware is advised for this weekend. A wet and soggy pattern will hang over the region for this weekend. There will be periods of dry conditions but rain chance will remain through the weekend.

The set-up: High pressure will be located to the southeast this weekend just off the Carolina coast line. Meanwhile a cold front will sag down from the northwest. Off and on rain should be expected. It will also be extremely humid with dew points near 70°. Temps could be in the 80s by the 10 a.m. hour. on Saturday.

The good news is that severe weather is not expected for either Saturday or Sunday. At this point it looks like there won’t be a lot of rain around on Saturdaymorning with a better chance on Sunday morning. The chance for lightning is low but is something we will need to watch for



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