With the hot muggy weather, today is the first Air Quality Action day of the season.
The hottest temperatures in nearly a year are moving into Western Pennsylvania.
The recent heat wave has not only been leaving lots of people hot, but animals as well.
Severe weather struck the Pittsburgh area Thursday, knocking out power and bringing down trees.
With temperatures expected to climb into the 90s again today with a heat index over 100-degrees, the National Weather Service has upgraded the heat advisory to another “excessive heat warning.” The warning remains in effect until 6 p.m.
With a heat index expected to soar into the triple digits today, Western Pennsylvania will be under an excessive heat warning for most of the day.
With the hot and humid weather, the region has already seen two air quality action days this week; but health officials say cloud cover is keeping us in the clear today. Most Air Quality Action Days are called on hot, muggy days when there is little wind, but lots of sunlight.
The senior center in Homewood is extending its hours because of the extreme heat in the forecast.