Another round of rain moving in, thunderstorms possible

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PITTSBURGH - Much of the Channel 11 viewing area experienced one round of rain Friday morning, and another front is tracking toward us this afternoon.

The cold front is bringing with it a slight risk of severe thunderstorms. Meteorologist Valerie Smock said the storm is capable of producing strong winds and heavy rainfall.

“It's also later today that we have the best chance to see strong to severe storms,” said Smock.

The primary threat is gusty winds that could get up to near 40 mph. The high today will reach the upper 60s and maybe even 70s.

 “I think we will be okay for the majority of the Pirates game tonight but there may be a lingering shower early in the game,” said Smock. “Overnight we have a slight chance for a shower. Those should linger into Saturday morning but will wrap up early.”

Keep in mind, there will be cold air wrapping around behind this system and that will bring a chance for light snow showers Saturday morning, especially north and east. The high Saturday will get to 50 and Sunday will top out at 57 degrees. 

A flood advisory that had been issued for the Ohio River in Pittsburgh was canceled around 11:30 a.m. because total rainfall was less than forecasted.