Warm weather will continue around the Pittsburgh area into the weekend.
A zone of high pressure will continue to hover around the Atlantic Seaboard keeping the atmosphere generally dry and is forecast to keep the warmth coming.
The pattern will be favorable for outdoor plans and construction projects most of the time. However, there is the chance of a pop-up thunderstorm Thursday night.
High temperatures will be in the lower 80s with nighttime lows in the lower 60s through Saturday.
For fans heading to St. Louis for game one of the series Thursday between the Cardinals and Pirates, there will be shower and thunderstorm activity in the area with warm and humid conditions.
The only potential significant travel problem will be patchy morning fog for commuters.
A weak system will produce spotty showers over the eastern Great Lakes Thursday. Spotty shower activity is possible around western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia Thursday night into Friday.
It may not be until Sunday when a cold front from the Midwest and perhaps a tropical system from the Gulf of Mexico combine forces to bring the next chance of rain to the Pittsburgh area and the Appalachians.
Until then, temperatures will continue to average well above normal and most areas will have little or no rainfall.
Days after Neoguri takes a curved path over Japan and into the northern Pacific, much cooler air will drive southeastward across the Midwest and into the Northeast.
Tropical Storm Neoguri quickly weakened as it made landfall over Japan, but it still poses dangers to the nation with heavy rain and possible mudslides.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
Violent storms and tornadoes ransacked areas in the Northeast on Tuesday, killing five.
Pockets of potentially flooding rain, hail, and unseasonably cool air will not be quick to leave central and eastern Europe.
Phoenix, AZ (2001)
Six straight days with highs below 100 degrees. This is the first time that this has accured in July since 1950.
Greenland Ranch CA (1913)
134 degrees -- highest temp. recorded in the Western Hemisphere.
New Jersey (1926)
A bolt of lightning at the Picatinny Army Arsenal in Northern NJ triggered a massive explosion in an ammunition dump. Every building within a half mile was leveled by the blast and 16 people were killed. Debris landed as far as 22 miles away and over 100 million present-day dollars of damage was done. This is the most costly damage due to lightning in the United States.