PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a warm and muggy day, scattered showers and storms moved back into the area Thursday evening.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Allegheny, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland counties through 1:30 a.m. Friday.
“This is for heavier downpours already received and some additional rain falling on top of that,” said KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was also in effect for much of the area, but that has since expired.
“We’re seeing those tropical-type downpours with those high dew points that are producing a lot of rain in a short period of time,” said Verszyla.
Strong winds brought down trees and power lines blocking roads in Franklin Park. In Sewickley Township, lightning brought down a utility pole, but no injuries were reported. Power outages were also being reported.
Verszyla says the severe weather is shifting east and things will go quieter overnight.
On Friday, we can expect a mix of clouds and sun, a little less humid and a high of 79.
“We should actually get some fringe influence from high pressure [Friday], which could bring dew points down few notches, maybe not nearly as muggy [Friday], but the boundary becomes stationary in through northern West Virginia, hence a chance of a shower near Morgantown [Friday],” said Verszyla. “So we get a break most of us [Friday] before everything pivots back north, the humidity comes rushing back in over the weekend. ”
Severe weather rolled through the area earlier this week, causing flash flooding and lots of damage, including downed trees and wires and causing power outages.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.