High Heat, Thunderstorms In Forecast Again

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A band of strong thunderstorms moved through the area overnight packing high winds and hail and more could be on the way Thursday.

Another round of scattered strong storms moved through the area, Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Hail of 1 inch to 1 ¾ inch diameter fell across the North Hills of Allegheny County and southern Butler County, along with a vigorous display of lightning and briefly heavy rain in scattered locations.

Earlier in the afternoon, North Versailles saw a storm move through, which also produced hail.

“By the time we got home, there was hail in the whole back yard, couldn’t see the grass,” Domenica Lagana said.

Today, the heat is on again, with a Heat Advisory in effect from noon until 7 p.m.

With some sunshine and a high of 96 degrees, the Heat Index will peak around 100 today.

There is the possibility, once again, of scattered strong thunderstorms.

Tonight, skies will clear out and it will be warm with lows near 70 degrees.

Friday will be an even hotter day with lots of sunshine and a high of 98 degrees, which would tie the record high set in 1988.

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