PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A line of storms is closing in on the region and could impact the afternoon commute.

According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, a cold front will cross the area this afternoon, bringing a few showers and thunderstorms. However, it will also bring a nice break from the heat and humidity.

From late morning through the afternoon, there will be periods of showers and storms. Some will bring briefly heavy downpours.

There can be gusty thunderstorms, especially southeast of the city near the ridges. Hail and damaging winds are possible there as well.

Highs today will be in the low 80s, while skies will mostly cloudy during the evening hours and the humidity will drop. Tonight’s low will be 62 degrees.

Then, the weather turns beautiful with sunshine, low humidity and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s for Thursday and Friday.

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