Threat for strong storms continue the next few days after damage left behind Tuesday

Large tree comes down in front of Hopewell Township home

PITTSBURGH — UPDATE 7:53 p.m.: Keep an eye to the sky the next few days as the threat for strong storms continues.

Scattered storms could bring another round of wind damage Wednesday, so check the Severe Weather Team 11 forecast before you head out the door. Storm chances will start to ramp up after lunch and into the evening, with frequent lightning and heavy downpours possible. 

Thursday could also bring the risk of severe weather to parts of the area, especially from Pittsburgh north to Erie. 

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Later this week, the focus will be on the impacts of Hurricane Laura. The latest forecast brings the remnants north Friday-Saturday, with as much as 1" to 2" of rain possible. 

That would be welcome relief to the dry stretch we have been in, with many locations in moderate drought. So far this summer, we are more than 3.75″ below normal rainfall. 

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Broadhead Road in Hopewell Township is closed as crews work to repair lines that came down during a storm.

UPDATE 5:03 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties until 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE 4:27 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for part of Westmoreland County until 4:45 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has also been extended for parts of Fayette and Greene counties until 5:00 p.m.

UPDATE 3:24 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties until 4 p.m.

There is also a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Washington and Greene counties until 3:45 p.m.

UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Allegheny, Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland until 3:15 p.m.

UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for part of Fayette County until 3:15 p.m.

UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Indiana and Westmoreland counties until 3 p.m.

UPDATE 1:23 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for our entire area until 9 p.m.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Mercer and Venango counties until 2 p.m.

UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Mercer, Venango and Forest counties until 1:15 p.m.

UPDATE (12 p.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 12:30 p.m. for Mercer and Venango counties.

UPDATE (8:30 a.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 8:45 a.m. has been extended to southeastern Westmoreland and northeastern Fayette counties.

UPDATE (8 a.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 8:45 a.m. for parts of Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

ORIGINAL: Warm, muggy weather will help set the stage for strong to severe storms later Tuesday, bringing the threat of damaging winds and hail.

The morning will be mostly dry, but showers and storms will start to pop early in the afternoon.

Thunderstorms will be scattered at first but will try to develop into an organized line of storms with heavy rain and gusty winds, making it difficult on the roads. Frequent lightning will be possible, along with small hail. Isolated power outages can't be ruled out with some of the strongest storms, so charge your portable devices and download the Severe Weather Team 11 app for the latest watches and warnings.

Unsettled weather with more storms will stick around through the week, and our team of meteorologists is also watching the potential impacts of tropical storms Marco and Laura.

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