PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It seems we just can’t catch a break from the wet weather as yet another round of showers and storms moved through the area on Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties through 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Parts of West Virginia and Maryland are also under the watch.
KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says while the gusty winds have died down, showers will continue to cross the area.
“We’ll continue to see some scattered showers during the overnight period,” Verszyla said. “I think that focus moving forward is going to start to shift further south during the overnight period. Seventy-three, and for lack of a better term, it feels pretty gross outside; high dew points, humidity’s really high and a lot of moisture in the air.”
Localized rainfall totals of one to two inches will be possible, the National Weather Service says, which could cause flooding of small creeks and streams as well as impacts to roads.
Tuesday night’s storms forced a rain delay at the Pirates’ game at PNC Park. The team tweeted that some of the players even came out to help the grounds crew put the tarp down on the field during the gusty winds and downpour.
There were also multiple reports wires and trees down, as well as other damage across the area. The Allegheny County Twitter account reported power outages in Braddock and Turtle Creek.
Duquesne Light says they have about 7,000 customers across Allegheny and Beaver counties without power. Crews will be out overnight making repairs.
On Wednesday, a few showers are possible again with cloudy, humid conditions and a high of 76.
“[Wednesday], as we head through the day, I do expect we’ll see clouds breaking for some sunshine,” said Verszyla. “But again, the threat of showers will be there, especially across our southern tiered counties where there is a flash flood watch in effect until 11 a.m. [Wednesday] morning for any localized downpours that could produce ponding of water on roadways.”
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.