In wake of a weekend with low humidity and below-average temperatures, heat and humidity will make a return in a big way this week around Pittsburgh.
"The hottest weather of the year will spread from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic states Tuesday into Wednesday," Expert Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.
High temperatures are forecast to approach 90 F Tuesday and Wednesday.
The high humidity accompanying the heat will push AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures in the mid-90s during the afternoons.
Pittsburgh has not reached 90 so far this year. The last time was Sept. 10, 2013. The latest in the season the temperature hit 90 for the first time in the Pittsburgh area occurred on September 13, 1915.
Limit your outdoor activities and seek shade or air conditioning when possible during the peak of the heat. Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Relief will also come from some cooling showers and thunderstorms which will be most prevalent during the afternoons and evenings throughout the week.
However, if you hear thunder, seek shelter. Some of the thunderstorms can turn severe this week.
A high pressure system over the Southeast will be responsible for the upcoming hot weather. The extreme heat will gradually fade later this week as this high begins to weaken.
Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE at 4 p.m. EDT.
Chicago is facing a mostly clear weekend with the threat of some disruptive thunderstorms on Saturday.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
After former Hurricane Odile battered resorts across Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, vacationers were left stranded and isolated while waiting for evacuations with sparse communication to loved ones back home.
Moisture from Odile brought flooding rainfall to the Southwest on Wednesday and more is on the way.
Odile and other weather systems will bring both dangerous flooding and drought-busting rain in parts of Texas and the southern Plains.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
100 degrees F., record 38th day of 100 degrees or higher this year.
Eastern States (1990)
Record cold in many locations.......... Location Temp Previous Record ----------------- ---- --------------- Rochester, NY 37 38/1953 Youngstown, OH 34 38/1959 Atlantic City, NJ 36 39/1968 Allentown, PA 36 37/1959 Providence, RI 39T 39/1959 Binghamton, NY 35 36/1953 Flint, MI 35 36/1959
New York, NY ()
4" of rain fell from an early nor'easter.