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Wednesday is day three of seven straight days with 90 degree temperatures in Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV Afternoon Forecast (6/19)
KDKA-TV Afternoon Forecast (6/19) 03:08

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Wednesday is the Pittsburgh-area's third 90-degree day, making it an official heatwave, and we have four more days through Sunday. The record high today is 97 degrees, set back in 1994. 

The heat advisory for Ohio and Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia has been extended through Saturday. There's also an excessive heat warning for Butler, Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette counties, been extended through 8 p.m. Saturday as well. 


There's a chance for an isolated shower or storm north today so stay weather aware on this KDKA First Alert Weather Day. The chance for isolated storms sticks around Thursday, Friday and then again Sunday. This weekend, Saturday looks to be the hottest day with highs in the upper 90s. 

(Photo: KDKA Weather Center)

The last stretch of 90 degrees or above in Pittsburgh happened in July 2020 when we saw eight straight days with highs hitting the 90s. In 2018, there were four straight 90-degree days. That's it when it comes to four or more 90-degree days over the last 10 years. The longest stretch of 90-degree days occurred in 1988 when we saw 13 straight days at or above 90 degrees. 

We will see the low 80s return on Monday then mid to upper 80s on Tuesday.

(Photo: KDKA Weather Center)

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Crank up the AC and wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothes. Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Plan outdoor activities for early morning or late evening, and take frequent breaks in the shade. 

Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and seek medical help if needed. 

Stay safe and remember if it's too hot for you it's too hot for your pets. Do not leave your pets or kids in the car as temperatures could reach over 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes and lethal temperatures in less than an 30 minutes. 

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