Area Braces For Flooding

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Flood Watch is in effect for people living near waterways in several local counties, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence and Somerset counties.

Overnight, steady rain will move into the area and could be heavy at times. KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla expects one to 1.25-inches of rain to fall.

The National Weather Service says the main river problems will happen late Friday and into Saturday.

Minor flooding is possible in Charleroi and Elizabeth, in addition to Connellsville and Sutersville along the Yough River.

“I think we’re going to see first the response on the streams and creeks,” Bill Drzal, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service, said. “That could start as early as overnight [Thursday].”

“Particularly worrisome is some of the areas in Beaver, Butler, over there in Armstrong County, possibly Allegheny County where there is eight to 10 inches of snow and it’s probably a half to three-quarters of an inch of water still on the ground,” he added.

The Mon Wharf is already closed and as of Thursday night, water from the Monongahela River was approaching the parking lot.

The 10th Street bypass is also at risk for flooding.

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  1. UPS Driver says:

    i will believe it when i see it those itiods in the weather room have a 55 billion dollar dopplar radar and they coulndt even predict the present temperature on tuesday and now they want us to believe them know. How would You like to have those jobs when all you have to do is say a chance of , maybe, party this or that and depending how the strom moves it may or may not have an affect

    1. JIM says:

      HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A CAREER FOR LIFE AND BE WRONG MOST OF THE TIME.

  2. hc says:

    More hyped up nothing from the media that is all about extreme and severe whatever. I can’t stop laughing when I hear the word “sever” 10 or so times a day. Do they know how silly that sounds? Just report the weather and that is it.

  3. Weatherbug???? says:

    Yes Sir, just give me the weather without the fluff as one local pretends to do.

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