PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The hot weather is turning into wet weather this evening as showers and thunderstorms move through the area.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Allegheny, Greene, Somerset and Washington counties.
KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says the showers and thunderstorms will move though during the evening.
He says places south of the city, like Washington County, Greene County, parts of Fayette County and places in West Virginia, like Wheeling and Morgantown, are most likely to see strong thunderstorms.
To the north, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh will see periods of rain showers early this evening. But Verszyla says he doesn’t anticipate anything severe.
“Most of this is going to dive into West Virginia based on its track over the last three hours. A lot of cloud to ground lightning, heavy downpours and very gusty winds,” said Verszyla. “So, the chance of thunderstorms in parts of the area early this evening, otherwise some rain showers and clouds.”
Conditions tonight will be warm and steamy with clouds and a temperature of 72 degrees.
Verszyla says things will go quiet overnight, but the wet weather could reactivate Saturday afternoon. He says Saturday will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a high of 90.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.