by: Scott Harbaugh, Stephen Cropper Updated:
UPDATE 6:55 p.m.
Strong storms and gusty winds up to 45 mph are possible in Clarion.
UPDATE 6:01 p.m.
Dangerous lightning is in the area and moving east.
ALERT: Washington: Dangerous lightning in the area-moving east. If thunder roars-head indoors. pic.twitter.com/zAwxU0N2zY— Stephen Cropper (@WPXICropper) July 11, 2017
UPDATE 5:43 p.m.
Localized flooding and winds up to 45 mph are possible in Cranberry, Ellwood City and Butler.
Several traffic lights are also out on McKnight Road due to a power outage.
ALERT: Cranberry, Ellwood City, Butler-torrential rain may cause localized flooding. Winds to 45mph possible pic.twitter.com/hRv2eGqPmD— Stephen Cropper (@WPXICropper) July 11, 2017
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.
UPDATE 5:14 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties. Wind gusts up to 60 mph and large hail is possible.
UPDATE 5:53 p.m.
Strong winds and heavy rain are possible for Pittsburgh, Robinson Township, Moon Township and Franklin Park.
UPDATE 4:47 p.m.
Damaging winds could cause power outages in some areas Tuesday evening.
Damaging winds could cause power outages in some areas this evening. Forecast next at 5pm on Channel 11 News pic.twitter.com/4qfRW7FC9K— Stephen Cropper (@WPXICropper) July 11, 2017
UPDATE 4:43 p.m.
Strong storms are moving into Beaver. A strong storm is also moving toward Connellsville, where there could be some hail along with heavy rain.
ALERT: Beaver-strong storms moving your way. I'll show you the track and timing next on Channel 11 News @ 5pm. pic.twitter.com/nELJpIbxNQ— Stephen Cropper (@WPXICropper) July 11, 2017
UPDATE 3:20 p.m.
A weak (EF 0) tornado was confirmed from Monday's storms around 4 p.m., damaging trees and a corn field. No structures were damaged.
Tornado confirmed by NWS Pittsburgh yesterday. Wind estimates EF 0 70 mph. Near Fombell to Strawberry Ridge Golf pic.twitter.com/Dx3mUHsRyS— Stephen Cropper (@WPXICropper) July 11, 2017
The tornado was confirmed near Fombell to Lancaster Township in Beaver and Butler counties.
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Showers and storms are expected to be in the area through Tuesday evening. Some storms could bring heavy rain and gusty winds.
Widespread severe weather is not in the forecast, but a few areas could see enough rain to cause localized flooding.
The chance for showers and storms will continue through the week.
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