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Forecast clear for Steelers game; rain from Tropical Storm Florence to begin Monday

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The Pittsburgh skyline at sunset on Monday, June 22, 2015

It looks like Pittsburgh will at least be able to enjoy the first Steelers home game of the season before the region starts seeing rain from Tropical Storm Florence.

The Steelers kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field.

Lee Hendricks, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon Township, said the forecast for Sunday is partly cloudy with a high around 80 degrees.

There will be increasing humidity throughout the day with a chance of showers in the evening and overnight, Hendricks said.

Rain from the remnants of Hurricane Florence is expected to move in Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday.

“We’re going to get some rain from it, but not nearly what one might expect from the remnant of a tropical system,” Hendricks said. “It’s going to be moving rather quickly as its going past us — the faster it moves the less rain we get.”

The Pittsburgh region will likely see about 1 to 2 inches of rain before the system moves out Tuesday afternoon.

The rain will likely cause rivers to rise, with many expected to go into action stage, which means no one is allowed on the water and locks shut down.

“I’m thinking it will probably get some high water coming in on upper portions of the Mon (river),” Hendricks said. “That always works its way down to Pittsburgh. I would think the Mon Wharf, at a minimum, would be closed as a result of this.”

High temperatures for Monday and Tuesday are expected to be in the upper 70s with lows in the upper 60s.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter @emilybalser.

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