Pittsburgh: Warmer and Stormy by Midweek

By Michael Doll, Meteorologist
May 19, 2014; 8:52 PM ET
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After a spell of abnormally cool conditions, a warming trend is expected in Pittsburgh through the middle of this week.

Highs early this week will climb into the lower 70s with mainly dry conditions. A shower or thunderstorm could sneak into the area by Tuesday evening.

By Wednesday, temperatures will reach the upper 70s, which is about 5 degrees above average.

More humid air will pour in at midweek and set the stage for a storm system to trigger showers and thunderstorms, some of which will be heavy and gusty.

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Temperatures and humidity levels will take a tumble in the wake of the storm system later in the week.

Looking ahead, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is likely to start with near-normal temperatures with gradual warming through Memorial Day. However, it will likely not be hot and humid for the unofficial start to summer.

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