Flooding reported throughout the area; Isolated showers likely this afternoon



PITTSBURGH - Heavy rains caused flash flooding in parts of the Channel 11 viewing over the weekend, and more rain is likely Monday afternoon.

Carnegie and Scott Township were among the locations hardest hit by Saturday’s storms that created driving hazards and impacted homeowners. Nearly 2 inches of rain fell in a short amount of time in those areas of Pittsburgh.

Water quickly covered portions of Route 50 and forced the closure of part of the roadway until about 11 p.m.

Corliss Norris said, "I went to the window, looked out my front window and at first Washington Avenue wasn't flooded. It was just, you know, water running down and it was raining really hard, and then within 10 to 15 minutes it was totally covered.”

Another steady flow of water ran from Charles Street to California Avenue in Carnegie, leaving behind a mess for Jeff Stephan and his family to clean up.

Saturday’s flash flooding damaged the basement of the Stephan family’s California Avenue home for the second time in 10 years.

“Ten years ago it was devastating. I mean, it cost us a lot of money to redo our basement,” said Stephan.

A few doors down from the Stephan’s, another family also had a muddy mess to clean up.

Thomas Nuttall and his family managed to salvage wedding and baby pictures, but not much else.

“You can see the lines on the wall where the water was,” said Nuttall.

The Nuttalls were at home when they first noticed water bubbling in a drain in their laundry room. In a matter of minutes, the basement was flooded.

Bobbi Jo Nuttall said, “This used to be a brick road, and then they ripped it out and they told us there was a stream underneath the street.”

Other roadways, including Cynthia Drive in Scott Township, were also impacted by flash flooding. Firefighters were needed to assist in pumping water out of homes in the area.

Megan Sexton, whose home was damaged, said, “I didn't even know it was supposed to rain actually, so when we got that call I knew it was bad. I just knew we had to come home. I was hoping it missed us, but I kind of thought the worst.”

Meanwhile, some residents on Brunot Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood have been without water for more than 48 hours.

Officials said a 16-inch water main broke Saturday on Hammond Street and Zephyr Avenue.

“It’s pretty frustrating,” one person without water said. “I’ve been working all day so to come home dirty, I want to take a bath.”

A water buffalo was brought in for families to use, but some chose to have water delivered.

A water crew was expected to be back at the scene Monday working on repairs.

According to Severe Weather Team 11 meteorologist Valerie Smoke, Monday is expected to be hot and humid with partly sunny skies.

“We can expect an isolated shower or thunderstorm in spots, but they are most likely to fire this afternoon,” Smock said.

There can be periods of heavier rain in any of the storms, Smock said.

The high temperature is expected to be around 85 degrees Monday, and the low is expected to be around 63 degrees.

Smock said she anticipates showers and storms late in the day on Tuesday. The high temperature will be around 90 degrees and the low will be around 69 degrees.

Wednesday is expected to be muggy with scattered showers and storms, Smock said.