Springtime in Pittsburgh usually means storms and another round of severe weather is moving into the area this evening.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Pittsburgh area Wednesday night, and weather forecasters say more of the storms are possible Thursday.
Emergency officials say lightning may have sparked a fire at a condo in Butler County Friday afternoon.
The evening storms did plenty of damage in the northern parts of the Pittsburgh area. Trees were knocked down in several locations in New Castle. One tree fell on a house on Moody Avenue. About a mile to the north, more trees were down on Edgewood Avenue.
Authorities say lighting struck and killed a pregnant Amish woman in Somerset County. It happened on Rockdale Road in Summit Township.
Another round of severe weather moved across the area Thursday afternoon, packing a lot of rain and lightning.
Storms were chock full of lightning as they passed through the area. There are a handful of reports of lightning strikes, including in Westmoreland County.
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings have been issued for much of the area.
A teenager from West Virginia is recovering after being hit by lightning while playing softball at a church camp in Parkersburg. Zachary Sandy, 18, is in the burn unit at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the viewing area until midnight.
Some are spending their Fourth of July cleaning up from storms that rumbled through our area during the night. They sparked fires, brought down trees and knocked out power to hundreds of homes.
A day of hot temperatures was capped off by severe storms.
Lightning is believed to be the cause of two Sunday night fires around the area. According to officials, the fires broke out in Brookline and Crafton around 11 p.m.
Two structure fires in Butler County Monday night were caused by lightning, according to investigators.
The strong storms and lightning that moved through the area overnight left behind some damage in parts of the area.