Showers and thunderstorms will keep Pittsburgh unsettled through midweek, which is not the news those with outdoor plans want to hear.
With steamy air still in place, the tail-end of a storm system tracking into eastern Canada will cause a shower or thunderstorm to cross the Pittsburgh area through Tuesday evening.
Tuesday will not be a wash out since the storminess will tend to be spotty and cause minor disruptions to outdoor activities.
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There is concern for Tuesday's thunderstorms to produce heavy downpours with some gusty winds, but that threat lies east of the Laurel Mountains.
A brief dry spell will come Wednesday morning before thunderstorms begin to track back into the area Wednesday afternoon.
It will be a close call as to whether a band of intense thunderstorms with damaging winds and/or heavy rain blasts across the city Wednesday evening.
The departure of a shower Thursday morning will open the door for a dry stretch of weather to unfold later Thursday through the weekend.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
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California is in the grips of a four-year drought, and conditions are worsening in Washington and Oregon.
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