Cooler and less humid air settles over the Pittsburgh area into the first part of the weekend with abundant sunshine is in the offing for Father's Day
After a cool start a warmer afternoon is in store for Father's Day, with high pressure settling in overhead.
Very warm and humid conditions will build over the region during much of next week.
How warm it gets will depend on the amount of sunshine and where complexes of thunderstorms wander each day from the Midwest.
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The combination of excessive heat and dry thunderstorms in many areas will add to the wildfire threat in the western part of United States and Canada through much of July.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
A pair of disturbances tracking eastward from the Plains will bring bouts of showers and thunderstorms to the East through the rest of the week.
Tuesday, June 30, will be the longest day of the year by exactly 1 second.
The heat wave that started across Spain and Portugal, will spread across much of Europe this week with some of the hottest conditions of the year.
Boston, MA (1982)
Second wettest month in 168 years of records (2016 months) June 1982: 13.5", 4" above the all time June record. Wettest month: August 1955, 17"; a foot of that was from Hurricane Diane.
Fresno, CA (1982)
The first time it has rained on June 30th since records have been kept (1888). (0.23" of rain).
Baton Rouge, LA (1989)
22.80" of rain for the month of June.