Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect As More Severe Weather Moves In
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another round of wet weather is moving into the area.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday at noon for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says showers and some thunderstorms will re-develop overnight.
This next wave of severe weather comes after a line of powerful storms moved through the area very early this morning, leaving behind downed trees and other damage.
Verszyla says the greatest threat is going to be for heavy downpours into Thursday morning.
“We’re mainly looking at a set up that’s going to bring us showers, possibly heavy at times,” said Verszyla. “Because of the rain already received and additional rainfall on tap, flash flood watch in effect until noon [Thursday].”
He says we’ll see mostly cloudy skies Thursday with a high of 78.
“As we head through the afternoon, I think the steadiest and potentially heaviest rain will be in the morning,” Verszyla said. “In the afternoon, things will be begin to taper off and scatter and 78 degrees will be the high temperature.”
However, once that system moves out, Verszyla says we’re still not in the clear.
“By afternoon, it looks like the worst of the weather – the widespread, heavier rains – will shift to the east. There will still be some showers around, but we’re not going to get swept clean by this cold front,” he added. “After this system moves through, unfortunately, the setup will have a series of disturbances following in behind. They’ll be about 24 hours apart, but what they will do through the weekend is give us the opportunity to see at least a few showers Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s not going to be a washout, but we will have to dodge some rain drops at times over the weekend.”
KDKA’s John Shumway reports on storm damage: