An end to the dry spell will coincide with the weekend in Pittsburgh with an increase in humidity and storminess in store for Monday.
With an area of high pressure anchored off the East Coast, southwesterly winds will usher warm and more humid air into the Pittsburgh area on Monday.
Temperatures will rise to around the 80-degree mark, while the higher humidity will have many residents turning on fans and air conditioners--if they were not already in use over the weekend.
The stickiness will also set the stage for a shower or thunderstorm to be around and interfere with outdoor plans.
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Severe weather is not expected on Monday. However, remember you are close enough to be struck by lightning if you hear thunder.
Tuesday's weather will be very similar to Monday with another round of showers and thunderstorms set to rumble. AccuWeather.com meteorologists are concerned for Tuesday's thunderstorms to produce heavy downpours with some gusty winds, but that threat lies east of the Laurel Mountains.
Another round of thunderstorms may rattle Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.
Heavy rain will soak the Gulf Coast and expand into the Southeast early this week, perhaps bringing isolated flooding but also helping to battle the drought.
As arctic air is held at bay next week, warmth will build from the West to the Central states, while the temperatures rebound to seasonable levels in the Northeast.
Interstate 64 was closed between Reidland and Cadiz, Kentucky, due to heavy snowfall. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear activated the Kentucky National Guard to assist stranded motorists.
An upcoming thaw will raise concerns for flooding and ice jams in parts of the Midwest and East through the middle of March.
The explosion was one of five such incidents in the borough late Wednesday into Thursday according to the New York City Fire Department.
This week, rounds of snow, rain and ice pummeled areas from Oklahoma City to Boston, creating treacherous travel conditions and causing widespread power outages in the tens of thousands across the country.
Pensacola, FL (1954)
2.1" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in city's history, also greatest single storm total.
East Coast (1962)
Great Atlantic Coast Storm caused over $200 million damage from New England to Florida. Major shoreline erosion from Long Island to North Carolina from 40 foot waves, 70 mph winds. Deep snow piled up in Virginia Mountains. Big Meadows/Blue Ridge Mts. (6th-7th) had 42.0" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall.
Winnipeg, Manitoba (1983)
Severe ice storm in the city and over southern Manitoba. Winnipeg International Airport closed until the 8th and several TV towers collapsed.