Storms Prompt Watches & Warnings For Parts Of Area
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A strong line of storms made its way through the area this morning, but round two continues to move through tonight. As a result, several watches and warnings remain in effect for various parts of the viewing area.
A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Allegheny, Crawford, Lawrence and Washington counties.
A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect for much of the area until 6 a.m. Thursday.
Periods of rain and thunderstorms have been affecting the area throughout the day.
According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, some thunderstorms have the potential to create gusty winds, hail and additional heavy rain through the evening hours.
Our high today is 84 degrees. Tonight, the strong storms diminish to showers for the overnight with a low of 67 degrees.
“This is really kind of the worst of it as this push of storm activity goes through, and then we’re just into moderate rain,” said Bowman. “But again, we caution you, this is falling on saturated ground so flooding issues will still be a part of the mix as we run through the balance of the evening.”
Showers will end during the morning on Thursday with breaks in the clouds for the afternoon. Tomorrow’s high will be 76 degrees.
“It is an overnight low of 67 tonight and we’ll have showers diminishing on into the overnight period. Let’s allow for a couple of morning sprinkles, and then a little bit of afternoon sun,” said Bowman.
Meanwhile, possible tornado hit Lawrence County earlier this evening.
Cell phone video was sent in by a viewer from New Beaver Township.
There are reports of damage.
A photo sent in by a viewer showed a barn in New Beaver that was demolished, and not far from there, a machine shop was damaged.
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