EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING: Temps will once again push into the 90s Thursday

PITTSBURGH — The June heat wave continues across the region today as high temperatures, in most areas, will once again push into the 90s.

Make sure to be prepared and find ways to keep you and your family cool, watch for signs of heat-related illnesses during this hot stretch. Make sure to stay out of the sun, stay in air-conditioning, keep hydrated, and keep pets out of the heat.

Near record heat returns Thursday pushing heat indices back to dangerous levels. Highs will reach the mid 90s with heat index values across the area expected to be above 100 degrees. Dangerously hot weather continues Friday and Saturday, and there are excessive heat warnings and heat advisories through Saturday night. Pop-up storms will develop again Thursday afternoon mainly north of Pittsburgh with a better chance for storms for the entire area Friday. The threat for damaging winds, downpours, hail and lightning will be possible with any storms that develop.

A system Sunday should break the heat wave with highs dropping back into the lower 80s next week.

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