PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A cold front stirred up some strong storms with damaging winds and hail on Wednesday.

The cold front knocked the temperature down a few notches and brought in severe weather to the region.

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The NWS issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Pittsburgh area. It expired at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

A few showers and a couple of small thundershowers popped up in the early afternoon just east of Pittsburgh, but the main area of concern was the cold front. It sparked showers and some strong storms capable of producing damaging winds and hail.

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The storm left a path of destruction throughout western Pennsylvania. In Hempfield Township, a tree nearly crashed onto a house. High winds ripped the roof off of that same house.

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Once the front passes, temperatures will cool a bit to the upper 70s Thursday with sunshine. A second, strong cold front arrives Friday with up to an inch of rain and temperatures only in the 60s into Saturday.

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The rest of the holiday weekend looks pleasant with sunshine and mid-70s.

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