While Sunday featured rising temperatures, even warmer air will reach Pittsburgh on Memorial Day.
Temperatures will once again soar on Memorial Day, exceeding Sunday's high and and reaching a high in the lower 80s.
Humidity will also stay low and prevent the holiday from feeling muggy.
The other good news for those attending memorial ceremonies, picnics, concerts and parades on Monday is that thunderstorms streaming into northern New England will stay well to the north of the city and its suburbs.
However, sunscreen is encouraged for anyone outside for extended periods of time.
Showers and drenching thunderstorms will return on Tuesday as the warmth hangs on and humidity increases.
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However, Pittsburgh will not see a dramatic reduction in the heat like the rest of the Northeast on Wednesday since the press of cooler air will occur east of the Appalachians.
In an effort to clean New York City's polluted rivers, a group of inventors, architects and researchers are trying to purify the waters with a pool that floats along the East River just next to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Ongoing wildfires in Ontario and western Canada will impact areas across the Great Lakes to the Northeast through the weekend.
Cool and unsettled weather will continue across the East through late week.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at 19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.
"A considerable flood arose unexpectedly which proved detrimental to many in that colony." This was the first of 2 hurricane/floods within 30 days.
Amarillo, TX (1982)
4.22" of rain -- 24-hour July rainfall record.