After The Brutal Heat Could Come The Remnants Of Gordon

AccuWeather says we could be in for a very wet weekend.

Larry Richert and John Shumway
September 04, 2018 - 12:08 pm




PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The hottest temperatures of the summer are here, in September. The heatwave has prompted many schools around the area to dismiss classes early, including Pittsburgh Public Schools where only 10 of their 54 buildings have air conditioning.

AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot Abrams tells the KDKA Radio Morning News the heat is going to stick around for a few days.

“It’s going up to 93 today on the thermometer, upper 90s near 100 real feel temperature, same thing tomorrow and then Thursday we’re saying it only gets to the mid-80s but it will be humid.”

Six Citiparks spray parks have extended their season an additional week, including Arlington, Beechview, Burgwin and Mellon which will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as Troy Hill and Warrington which will be open from noon to 7 p.m. through Sunday, September 9.

Abrams adds we’ll be flirting with record highs the next couple of days but we probably won’t be hitting the temps they had back in 1881.

On the fifth of September it was 101 degrees on the sixth it was 102 and on the seventh it was 100 and on the eight it was 97.”

It won’t be as hot this weekend, but Abrams says the possibility exists that the remnants of Hurricane Gordon will affect us on Friday and Saturday, dumping some heavy rain around the area.

“Gordon looks like it could come ashore in the central gulf as a category 1 hurricane and then it will send a lot of rain but toward Arkansas and Missouri. It’s possible it then hooks to the right and brings us some showers as we go into the Friday, Saturday period,” said Abrams.

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