Western Pennsylvania hit by severe weather twice on Memorial Day weekend, more rain expected

PITTSBURGH — Western Pennsylvania was hit hard with severe weather over Memorial Day weekend.

Things kicked off on Saturday when severe thunderstorms rolled through the area at around 3 p.m.

>>>Severe thunderstorms, strong winds roll through Pittsburgh region Saturday

>>>PHOTOS: Pittsburgh region battered by severe thunderstorms on Saturday

During Saturday’s storms, a tornado touched down in Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County at 4:59 p.m.

>>>Tornado with preliminary EF-0 rating touched down in Beaver County Saturday, NWS says

Winds were so strong in other parts of Beaver County that a red light was destroyed in Baden, leaving a busy road shut down for hours.

>>>Route 65 reopens in Beaver County after crews clean downed trees, wires

Those thunderstorms died out at around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday but others hit the area again on Sunday.

>>>LATEST DETAILS: Second round of weekend thunderstorms hits Pittsburgh area

>>>PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms hit Western Pennsylvania for second time in 2 days

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Western Pennsylvania counties just before 4 p.m. Warnings began coming in at around 6:30 p.m. and slowly trickled out just before 9 p.m.

The storms have left thousands of people in the area without power.

>>>Thousands of people lose power during second round of severe thunderstorms in Western Pennsylvania

Despite the strong hits, the wet weather is not expected to end just yet. Channel 11′s Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper expects the rain to be less severe on Memorial Day but says afternoon showers and storms could pop up.

>>>Wet weather, scattered storms likely for Memorial Day

Be sure to check back with Channel 11 as the rain and storms continue to stay weather aware.

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