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Past articles by Valerie:

PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Rain showers will continue through the rest of the week

Rain continues to push through the Pittsburgh area through the rest of the day. While there may be a few breaks from time to time, expect the rain to pick up again tonight and into early tomorrow. → Read More

January thaw in place with rain on the way

A January thaw has been in place this weekend with above average temperatures. The milder air lingers into the start of the work week with daytime highs nearing 60 degrees in spots. The warmth will also come with wet weather. Rain chances increase late Sunday and continue through early in the week. → Read More

PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Rain moves in for start of the holiday weekend

Warm weather is already in place across the Pittsburgh area for your early Friday. However, wet weather is falling as well across parts of western Pennsylvania. A few spots have even seen freezing rain but all of it will wrap up by Noon. → Read More

Cool but dry for the last day of autumn

The first day of winter begins Thursday, but it won’t look or feel like we’ve changed seasons. We’re expected to stay dry, with daytime highs getting back into the 40s. → Read More

Will Pittsburgh see another warm winter?

Winter is right around the corner but with temperatures in the 50s today and again to end the week, it has people wondering if that will lead to an above average winter. Over the past two years, temperatures have been running above average and that may be insight of what's yet to come for this year. Channel 11 meteorologist Valerie Smock is looking at the numbers to determine why this winter may… → Read More

First snow possible for Pittsburgh this weekend

Since the beginning of fall, the weather may have seemed a bit wild and rightfully so. The Pittsburgh area has seen high temperatures jump to as much as 82 degrees and fallen to as low as 45. → Read More

Above average warmth returns to the Pittsburgh area

Above average warmth returns to the Pittsburgh area → Read More

Stink bugs are back, cooler weather will keep them around longer

As temperatures start to dip, get ready to see a lot more stink bugs. Tonight on Channel 11 News at 5 p.m., how you can prevent stink bugs from being as attracted to your home. → Read More

Cooler air arrives in Pittsburgh later this week

A cold front will cross the WPXI-TV viewing area Friday, taking the 80s and humidity and replace it with 60s and more comfortable conditions. → Read More

Summer warmth lingers a bit longer

by: Valerie Smock Updated: Sep 25, 2017 - 10:45 AM PITTSBURGH - Autumn may have started Friday but it still feels like summer. Sunday tied the record high of 90 degrees, originally set in 1881. An area of high pressure will keep mostly sunny skies, heat and humidity in place through the start of the week. Temperatures will run 13-16 degrees above average. High temperatures through Wednesday will… → Read More

Fall is almost here, and it's going to start off dry

Fall is almost upon us, and for many people in Pittsburgh, that means it is time for fall plants. → Read More

Fog moves out, quieter weather moves in for Monday

Fog moves out, quieter weather moves in for Monday → Read More

Brief break from showers across Pittsburgh area

by: Valerie Smock Updated: Jun 20, 2017 - 3:01 PM PITTSBURGH - After several rainy days over the past week, the WPXI-TV viewing area will see a much needed reprieve from the unsettled weather Tuesday. While a spotty shower is not out of the question near the I-80 corridor, it’s not very likely. Drier air is in place, helping to keep showers away, but it also means we’ll feel better. The drier… → Read More

Hurricane season begins June 1

Hurricane season begins June 1 by: Valerie Smock Updated: Jun 1, 2017 - 5:55 PM June 1 is the start of hurricane season, but the tropics have already been active. Arlene formed up in the Atlantic Ocean in April while we’re already on the second named storm in the Eastern Pacific. Adrian was named in early May while Beatriz became a tropical storm on day one of hurricane season. The season runs… → Read More

June starts off quiet, but won't last for long

by: Valerie Smock Updated: Jun 1, 2017 - 1:28 PM PITTSBURGH - May was no doubt a wet month. Only ten days remained dry with precipitation totals ending more than an inch above average. The start of June has been a much needed break in the rainy pattern. Sunshine will continue to build in Thursday afternoon with temperatures pushing back near average. However, the nice weather isn’t expected to… → Read More

Storms moving out, but not for long

Storms moving out, but not for long by: Valerie Smock Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:29 PM PITTSBURGH - Showers and thunderstorms have been popping up across part of the Pittsburgh area this afternoon. Much of the action has been across cities east of Pittsburgh. Daytime heating has allowed for the unsettled weather to move through, but it isn’t expected to last the rest of the day. The Severe… → Read More

Showers stick around through the next several days

Showers stick around through the next several days → Read More

PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Wednesday the start of an unsettled stretch of weather

PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Wednesday the start of an unsettled stretch of weather → Read More

Sun replaced by showers into Wednesday

by: Valerie Smock Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:26 PM PITTSBURGH - Enjoy the nice day while you can because wet weather returns for the rest of the week. The Pittsburgh area is in between two systems Tuesday, which is what is keeping the rain away. High pressure will not only help keep the area dry Tuesday, it will also pump temperatures back to near average. Highs are forecast to reach the low to… → Read More

Morning showers give way to afternoon sun

by: Valerie Smock Updated: May 22, 2017 - 1:48 PM PITTSBURGH - The last of the Monday morning showers have moved out of the Pittsburgh area, which will allow the clouds to decrease. However, even with sunshine building in, the high temperature will remain below average. TRENDING NOW: We will have one more quiet day Tuesday with a mix of sun and clouds. The high will warm into the mid-70s, making… → Read More