Showers and thunderstorms will continue to threaten to interfere with outdoor plans around Pittsburgh through the remainder of this Labor Day holiday weekend.
The continued presence of humidity will set the stage for the stormy weather.
Clouds will hold temperatures to the upper 70s on Sunday before temperatures rebound to the lower 80s on Labor Day.
Sunday will likely be the most active day of the holiday weekend.
Those with picnics, parades or other outdoor activities will experience disruptions if a shower or thunderstorm arrives at an inopportune time.
One such event is the baseball game at PNC Park between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds. At the first sign of thunder or lightning, seek indoor shelter.
Stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™ if you are headed out for outdoor events or ballgames.
Looking ahead, the thunderstorms and humid conditions will persist through Tuesday.
Volcanic ash was sent 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air as a result of the eruption, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in an volcanic ash advisory.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The Northwest is dealing with yet another record-challenging heat wave to close out July. While relief will come next week, this heat wave will not be the last of the summer.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
In the most destructive hurricane season in recorded history, images from Katrina, Rita, Wilma and others still resonate today and immediately bring to mind the total despair millions of Americans faced in 2005.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.
Baker, FL (1949)
(East of Crestview, FL) Lightning struck a baseball diamond, digging a ditch 20 feet long in the infield, killing the shortstop, third baseman and injuring 50 people in a crowd of 300.
Estes Park, CO (1976)
Big Thompson River flood disaster; up to 10" of thunderstorm rains funneled into narrow canyon near Estes Park. 139 drowned, 5 missing, $35.5 million estimated damage.