Forecasters predicting a hot and rainy Fourth of July |

Forecasters predicting a hot and rainy Fourth of July

Patrick Varine
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Reno Graham, 13, of Greensburg backflips off the diving board Tuesday while at Youngwood Area Park & Pool. Temperatures inched into the 90 degree range on Tuesday, marking this week as one of the hottest of the season.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Maddox Oskey, 8, of Greensburg enjoys the water sprays Tuesday while keeping cool at Lynch Field’s Veterans’ Memorial Pool in Greensburg. The fountains are one of the new features at the pool since it re-opened.

According to the National Weather Service, the flashes of light in the sky this Fourth of July are just as likely to be lightning as they are to be fireworks.

As sustained hot weather continues, forecasters are predicting a 40% to 70% chance of daily and evening thunderstorms through Saturday night. That forecast also includes a hazardous weather outlook, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours that have the potential for damaging wind and flash flooding.



Temperatures may dip, but just a little, from Tuesday’s afternoon high of 89 degrees. The forecast calls for temperatures hovering around a high of 86 degrees Wednesday through Friday, with Saturday easing just a bit to 84 degrees.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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