PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a few severe thunderstorms, the NWS is now canceling thunderstorm watches for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

The NWS says these thunderstorms have produced damaging winds, and they advise you to stay away from windows.

Torrential rainfall may also lead to flooding, they say.

A flood advisory is in effect in Northeastern Allegheny county until 11 p.m.

A flash flood warning has also been issued in Wheeling, Follansbee and Wellsburg. The NWS says it will last until 11:15 p.m. They advise you not to walk or drive through flooded waters, and to immediately move to higher grounds.

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From KDKA Meteorologist Ray Petelin:

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be scattered around, this evening. Damaging winds and hail are the primary threats, however, in situations like this, you cannot rule out an isolated tornado. Right now, a severe thunderstorm WATCH is in effect for much of the KDKA viewing area. Watches mean there are ingredients in the atmosphere that can lead to strong to severe storms. When a storm is happening, or imminent, a Warning will be issued.

The NWS says trees are being reported down in Washington County as storms move through.

They’ve also recieved reports of downed trees in Beaver.

Once storms clear the highlands, the storms will fall apart as they move through the center of the state.

The secondary round of rain and storms will bring the chance for severe weather. Strong winds will be the main concern there. At this point, it looks like severe weather chances will peak between 6 p.m. through 10 p.m.

Highs today should hit the mid-80s with mostly cloudy skies and strong winds coming in out of the southwest at 7-15. The strongest winds will accompany the severe weather chances this evening. We may not get back to 80 degrees for a high on Tuesday, but the rest of the week will see highs in the mid- to low-80s.

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