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Strong Storms In Midwest Affect Pittsburgh Region

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The severe weather affecting some of the Midwest could creep into Pittsburgh late Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of the Pittsburgh area from midnight through 7 a.m. Monday morning.

The affected counties include:

  • Allegheny
  • Armstrong
  • Beaver
  • Butler
  • Cambria
  • Clarion
  • Crawford
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Mercer
  • Somerset
  • Venango
  • Washington

A severe thunderstorm watch has also been put into effect for western Pennsylvania until 1 a.m. Just Allegheny County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10 p.m.

Strong storms ripping through the Midwest have brought strong winds and tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana. Similar conditions are expected to hit western Ohio Sunday evening.

Heavy afternoon rains soaked football fans in Cincinnati where the Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns. Some some pre-game activities outside the stadium had to be canceled because of the forecast.

Strong winds also toppled over a tree in Mahoning Township, while the driver was still inside, but he was able to walk away without severe injuries.

Many Duquesne Light customers in Coraopolis had to go without power Sunday night as well. It’s unclear how many people are without power, but it went out about 10:30 p.m. when several power lines were toppled over by the wind.

The NWS also says it expects storms carrying winds of 60 miles per hour to hit eastern Ohio around 9 p.m. Sunday night.

Stay with KDKA for the latest weather developments
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