• Several days of storms end for weekend

    UPDATE (9 p.m.)

    After several days of storms, our area finally gets a break as we head into the weekend. 

    Morning fog will drop visibility in spots early Saturday and a few isolated showers will be possible through the afternoon. 

    Most areas will see only a slight chance for showers, but wet weather may force you indoors for a short time. 


    Sunday will be the pick of the weekend. 

    Less humid air will spill into the area early making it feel much more comfortable. 

    There will also be plenty of sunshine so try to get some time outdoors.

    UPDATE (1:27 p.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Fayette, Greene, Washington, Monongalia and Preston counties until 9 p.m.

    A series of storms Thursday night wreaked havoc in Western Pennsylvania, flooding roads for a second day in a row and knocking over trees.
    Expect more of the same today. More heavy rain and thunderstorms moving into the area Friday will bring heavy rain and gusty winds. The risk for severe storms will go up as a cold front moves through the area. 
    A few thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening will bring wind gusts in excess of 40 mph, torrential downpours and hail. Areas of flooding will be possible again later Friday.  
    Overnight, a fallen tree on Burchfield Road in Allison Park knocked down power lines. Police closed Burchfield between Ponderosa Drive and Middle Road for several hours until that area was cleared.


    It wasn’t immediately clear if that incident knocked out power to any homes.
    Early Friday morning, a tree fell on Robbie’s Super Stuff barbecue restaurant on Ardmore Boulevard in North Braddock.
    A road in South Park was closed late Thursday night for a fallen tree, as well. Corrigan Drive was closed between Corrigan Circle and the ice skating rink for about an hour until that tree could be cleared.
    Roads in Baldwin again were washed out as flash flooding was reported in Allegheny and Washington counties. Streets Run and Baldwin roads both took on several feet of water, although no one was reported trapped in the fast-rising waters.
    Flooding was also reported on State Route 51 in Pleasant Hills/Jefferson Hills, where a portion of the northbound lane was closed.
    McKnight Road/Siebert Road was closed due to the road being flooded, and flooding was reported on Lebanon Church Road, too.


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