Another round of severe weather is closing in on the region, but at least it’s not snow this time.
Another round of storms is moving into the area, but the good news is this wet weather is expected to usher in cooler, less humid air behind it.
A line of powerful storms moved through the area overnight and while the sun may be shining this morning, there’s a threat of more severe weather on the way.
One of the hardest hit areas of the overnight storms was Stowe Township where a suspected microburst hit the area.
Thunder, wind, lightning and hail all made their way through our area overnight.
An organized complex of storms is expected to bring heavy rains, gusty winds and flash flooding to the area overnight and into the early morning hours of Thursday.
It’s been a day of storm preps across the region from Westmoreland County to Allegheny County and everywhere in between.
While it’s uncertain just how much rain we’ll get, even just the risk of flooding spurs emergency crews to be proactive. They can’t afford to just watch and wait, so they create a plan of attack.
With the threat of heavy rains comes the potential for flooding and the city is already preparing for the latest round of severe weather to hit the area.
An organized complex of storms is expected to affect the Pittsburgh area late today and into the overnight hours.
The National Weather Service was tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest on Tuesday that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph.
A tornado warning has been issued for Northwest Pennsylvania.
Before a heat wave hits the area later this week, another round of wet weather could bring strong storms, high winds and hail today.
While much of the area was greeted with sun Wednesday morning, there could be a very different story this afternoon.
A strong cold front that brought severe weather and devastating tornadoes to Oklahoma and the plains is expected to move into Western Pennsylvania Wednesday, and Thursday.