Thunderstorms on Monday are capable of producing damaging winds and flash flooding in Pittsburgh. After these thunderstorms pass, some rain showers will linger before dry conditions return late week.
Severe weather is anticipated from Detroit, southeastward to Charleston, West Virginia, on Monday. A system tracking across Indiana is responsible for igniting the severe thunderstorms.
Tuesday's forecast features a few lingering showers as the storm system is slow to move off to the northeast. Otherwise, temperatures will be in the upper 70s, running a few degrees shy of the normal 82 F.
Wednesday will offer a cool day with a few passing showers. High temperatures will only be in the mid-70s.
Until this damp stretch of weather, Pittsburgh had been rain-free since Aug. 4. The day prior, on Aug. 3, nearly one inch of rain fell. However, other than Aug. 3, the last time there was measurable rain (0.01 inch or greater) was on July 21.
An area of high pressure drifts in from the west to keep the rain out of Pittsburgh on Thursday. Expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s.
Thursday's dry weather will be welcoming to those with outdoor plans such as gardening, biking or going for a hike.
By Kyle Brown, AccuWeather Meteorologist