Pittsburgh Labor Day Weekend: Warmth, But More Storms

Warm, humid conditions will prevail over western Pennsylvania through Labor Day. However, drenching storms will come calling again on a couple of occasions.

High temperatures will be in the 80s each day with nighttime lows in the 60s.

After the localized flooding downpours Wednesday, much of Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Pittsburgh area and other nearby communities will be free of rain most of the time. While there is a risk of a pop-up shower, these days should be the best bets for outdoor plans at Kennywood, Idlewild, the zoo, ball games, sightseeing, swimming and camping.

The weather is destined to turn unsettled again Saturday evening into Labor Day. Downpours are possible at PNC Park for both the Saturday and Sunday games.

While these days will also bring their rain-free intervals, a system approaching from the Canada Prairies will increase the number and intensity of showers and thunderstorms.

Folks heading home from their Labor Day or late-summer ventures could encounter delays at the airport and on the turnpike and interstate highways Monday.

It will not be until a cool front swings through late Monday night that humidity levels will be shaved and the risk of showers and thunderstorms will diminish.