Unseasonably Warm Weather Brings Rain, Threat Of Flooding

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The unseasonably warm weather we’re experiencing today does come with some downsides.

It has also brought with it the threat of severe flooding in some areas, and later on, temperatures are going to tumble.

The National Weather Service has also issued flood advisories, watches and warnings all across the region.

The Ohio River in Allegheny County is under a Flood Advisory through Sunday afternoon.

As a precaution, the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh says the Mon Wharf will be closed Friday.

There is also a Flood Warning for the Allegheny River in Venango, Armstrong, Clarion and Westmoreland counties for Friday.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties though this evening. Various flood warnings have also been issued through the day.

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While we’re seeing highs into the 60s today, the temperatures will soon take a tumble.

“Temperatures by [Friday] morning, 39 degrees,” KDKA Meteorologist Ron Smiley said. “We’ll have, at one point tonight, temperatures in the northern parts of the state in the 30s and down south into the 60s. So, it’s going to be a big change. The rain’s developing off to our west, that’s the cold front that will be pushing through.”

Heading into the weekend, Smiley says temperatures will be more seasonal with snow and mixed precipitation possible.

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