The forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend can be summed up with three words: Hot, hot and hot!
Temperatures will reach the high 80s and possibly the low 90s in the Pittsburgh region during the three-day holiday weekend.
Dennis Sims, a meteorologist with , said that warm weather could trigger a few afternoon or evening thunderstorms, although he expected most storms to stay north of Interstate 80 near Erie.
He said lots of sunshine and a high-pressure system that will be sitting over the region through Monday brings the “ever-present threat” of showers.
“But most of the time, it will be on the dry side and hot,” Sims said.
He expected the highs Friday through Monday to hover between 88 and 90 degrees. That weekend heat will be about 15 degrees above the typical high we see around this time of year.
“It shouldn’t vary too much,” Simms said of the temperature.
Air Science Consultants is a private meteorological company located in Bridgeville that offers forecasts for business clients, including .