Local Counties Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With the potential for strong thunderstorm development today, the Pittsburgh area is set to see another round of severe weather possibly push through the area.
Another Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued this afternoon for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Also under the watch are Garrett County in Maryland and Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio and Preston counties in West Virginia.
KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman says storms will affect the region during the afternoon and evening hours.
Any storms that do develop can have gusty winds and hail, as well as briefly heavy rain. Today’s high will be 88 degrees, and tonight’s low will be 64 as the storms end and skies go mostly cloudy.
“The bottom line is that we’ve got to keep our heads up all day long for strong storms,” said Bowman.
He says we also can’t rule out scattered thunderstorms for Friday and Saturday as the cold front that’s causing the activity won’t pull very far away.
Highs both days will be near 84. Then, it looks like we dry out for Sunday and Monday with some sunshine and highs in the 70s.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.