Storms Bring Hail & Gusty Winds, Another Round Moving Through Overnight

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The first round of storms cleared out of the Pittsburgh area late Thursday afternoon, but after a bit of a lull during the evening hours, more wet weather will move in overnight.

Thunderstorms came through in the afternoon, bringing with it downpours, gusty winds, thunder, lightning and some sizable hail.

There were reports of downed trees, like in Cranberry Township; and, in Arnold, the hail that fell was bigger than a quarter.

As for the second round, KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says rain of varying intensity was focused near north of I-80 late Thursday night, and clusters of storms were moving through parts of Fayette County through northern West Virginia.

“Some pockets of rain showers are moving through area, but the severe weather threat from much earlier this afternoon is now long gone,” Verszyla said.

However, he says an isolated rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out overnight.

But, the good news, the rain held off for those watching the Pittsburgh Penguins game on the big screen outside PPG Paints Arena.

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Once this next round moves through overnight, Verszyla says some morning clouds will give way to a sunny Friday.

“Once that one comes through, I think we’re in good shape through the day [Friday],” Verszyla said.

He says we will have highs in the mid-60s on Friday.

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