A short-lived warmup is in the works for Pittsburgh before another shot of cold air arrives for the weekend.
Temperatures will rise by a few degrees each day through the second half of the week, reaching the mid-50s by Friday. Cloud cover will also increase with the rise in temperature.
Rain will move into the area on Friday, continuing until a cold front swings through on Friday night.
Temperatures will drop off significantly behind this front as a fresh blast of arctic air moves over the region.
Highs on Saturday will be limited to the mid-30s, but gusty winds will make it feel much colder with AccuWeather.com RealFeel® Temperatures in the upper teens.
Sunday will be even colder with highs in the 20s and AccuWeather.com RealFeel® Temperatures struggling to climb out of the single digits.
Following thunderstorms, cooler settles into the Midwest and Northeast through Midweek.
One person is dead, and another remains critically injured after a lightning strike in Southern California.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A wildfire that has already destroyed at least 17 structures is threatening more than 500 more in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Plymouth, California, according to state fire officials.
Severe storms brought damaging winds, hail, flooding downpours and possibly tornadoes across the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic Sunday and early Monday.
Heavy rain will aim for eastern France, southern Germany and northern Italy early this week.
Sharon, PA (1999)
70 mph wind gus in a thunderstorm.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.