Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Most Of Area

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A line of strong storms will be moving through western Pennsylvania today, starting late this morning and running into the afternoon.

Very little lightning has been associated with these storms as they have moved across Ohio, but some high wind gusts capable of doing damage have been experienced.

The Storm Prediction Center has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 4 p.m. for the entire viewing area.

Be watchful for damaging straight line winds and periods of heavy rain. About an inch of rain in the Pittsburgh area with higher amounts in counties east and southeast of the city can be expected.

Our high today will be around 67 degrees, which would break a record of 66 degrees for this date set in 1947.

As our cold front rolls through by late afternoon/early evening, the temperature will begin to tumble.

Rain will transition to snow by 3 a.m. as the temperature drops to a low of 27 degrees.

KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman expects some icy spots for the morning commute on Thursday as today’s rain freezes up and some light snow falls across the area.

There will be light snow accumulations across the district on Thursday with a high near 30 degrees.

Drivers of high-profile vehicles such as trucks, vans, etc. are being advised to drive carefully as gusty winds will be around through afternoon and evening.

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