In addition to warm weather into the end of the week, the Pittsburgh area will be on the fringe of severe weather from the Midwest.
High temperatures on Friday will be near 70 F.
The typical high for the city during early April is 57 F.
Rounds of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms will target areas to the Midwest through Friday.
As these storms move eastward they will weaken, but periods of rain are in store locally into Friday. There is the chance of locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms reaching the area during the day Friday.
The weekend will be cooler with spotty showers and a brisk wind on Saturday. Sunday will be the nicer of the two days with little wind, some sunshine and rebounding temperatures.
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After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
A cold front pushing through the Southeast will bring the risk of severe weather to part of the region Thursday.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
A potent storm system moving out of the Northwest United States will bring an elevated risk of tornadoes to parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.
Severe thunderstorms that blasted areas of Arkansas with damaging winds and heavy rainfall will continue to race through eastern Texas.
Lawrence, KS (1886)
No rain at all since June 26 of that year.
A hot day throughout the state; Columbus 104 degrees; Augusta - 106 degrees; Louisville - 112 degrees -- record high for state.
Tucson, AZ (1952)
60-mph winds ripped roofs off an apartment complex and an airplane hangar, sweeping dust and sand through the city and leaving 200 persons homeless.