Pittsburgh: Sweltering Heat, Storms to Hit This Week

By Andy Mussoline, Meteorologist
June 16, 2014; 7:05 PM ET
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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.

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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.

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