PITTSBURGH — Our area was hit hard with severe storms on Tuesday.
UPDATE 10:19 a.m.
West Penn Power provided an update on power outages.
UPDATE 7:18 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh will be conducting a storm survey in Washington County to assess possible tornado damage.
UPDATE 7:07 a.m.:
West Penn Power said their crews are out assessing damage right now, and can not give an estimate yet on when power will be restored.
UPDATE 6:30 a.m.:
Norwin School District has now moved to a flexible instruction day
UPDATE 6:22 a.m.
Duquesne Light said they currently still have 350 customers without power in Allegheny County. Power is expected to be restored to all customers by 5 p.m., some even earlier.
UPDATE 5:52 a.m.:
Bower Hill Elementary School will move to remote instruction. All other schools in the district will be in person.
UPDATE 5:47 a.m.
Two busy roads in Upper St. Clair remain closed. Avoid these portions of Bethel Church and McMurray roads:
UPDATE 5:30 a.m.:
The Norwin School District will be on a 2-hour delay Wednesday because of road closures and power outages.
UPDATE 9:12 p.m.
The TORNADO WATCH that covered much of the upper Ohio Valley Region has expired. Showers and storms are expected to continue throughout the night.
UPDATE 9;00 p.m.
Power outages in Westmoreland County are gradually decreasing. PennPower currently has 21,873 customers without power in Westmoreland County, 4,742 in Allegheny County and 8,868 in Washington County. Duquesne Light power outages are increasing, with 7,994 customers currently without power.
UPDATE 8:40 p.m.
UPDATE: 8:25 p.m.
Photos submitted to Channel 11 by viewers reveal a large cloud forming above Canonsburg.
UPDATE: 8:05 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued an extension of the severe THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Fayette and Greene counties until 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE: 8:00 p.m.
A man is in critical condition after a tree fell on several cars and a gas station in Allegheny County during the region’s first round of storms.
UPDATE 7:47 p.m.
Power outages continue to grow in the midst of the severe weather peppering our area. Currently, there are 25,698 PennPower customers without power in Westmoreland County, 6,123 in Allegheny County and 9,104 without power in Washington County. Duquesne Light lists 5,209 customers in the area without power.
UPDATE 7:31 p.m.
UPDATE 7:22 p.m.
The sever THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been extended until 7:45 p.m. and now includes an extra portion of Beaver County.
UPDATE 6:58 p.m.
The severe THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been extended until 7:30 p.m. Other areas of Westmoreland County have been added to the warning.
UPDATE 6:43 p.m.
The severe THUNDERSTORM WARNING has expanded to include Fayette and Westmoreland counties and has been extended to last until 7:15 p.m.
UPDATE 6:26 p.m.
Penn Power shows over 7,500 customers are without power in Washington County and 1,500 customers without power in Allegheny County. Approximately 861 Duquesne Light customers are without power, according to their website.
UPDATE 6:13 p.m.
The severe THUNDERSTORM WARNING in Allegheny, Beaver and Washington Counties has been extended until 6:45 p.m.
UPDATE 5:51 p.m.
A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties.
The warning will be in effect until 6:15 p.m.
UPDATE 5:38 p.m.
A severe THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for parts of Allegheny, Beaver and Washington Counties.
The warning will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. tonight.
A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, and Greene counties in PA until 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
Parts of eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia are also under the watch.
Torrential downpours, 55+ mph wind gusts and hail will all be possible with the thunderstorms. The strongest storms could produce a tornado or two as they cross into the area. The best chance for tornadic storms is from western Washington and Greene counties.
The risk for severe weather will ease after late this evening with spotty showers and an isolated storm left over for the late-night hours.
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