Beware Of Damaging Winds As Thunderstorms Transfer By means of Western Pa. – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An approaching cold front is going to plow into the very warm and humid airmass we have had in place today.

With this front, strong to severe thunderstorms are likely.

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of the area until 8 p.m. Watches mean that there are ingredients in place to support severe thunderstorms.

A warning will be issued if a severe thunderstorm is happening or imminent.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for our entire forecast area, valid until 8pm EDT.

The main focus for severe storms will be the developing line stretching from NE OH to SW OH as it moves east. Stay alert for the latest advisories and warnings.

— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) June 21, 2021

Parts of Ohio and West Virginia are also under the warning.

Tornado Warning for parts of Allegheny and Butler counties and a second one later for Greene County have all been allowed to expire.

The greatest threat from today’s storms will be damaging winds. However, flooding, hail and even an isolated tornado are possible in setups like this.

The National Weather Service said a flood warning is in effect for Greene, Fayette and Monongalia counties until 10:45 p.m. The NWS also issued a flash flood warning for parts of Allegheny, Fayette, Westmoreland and Washington counties until 10:30 p.m.

Flash Flood Warning including Bethel Park PA, Upper Saint Clair PA, Washington PA until 10:30 PM EDT

— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) June 21, 2021

Areal flood warning is in effect for Greene, Fayette, and Monongalia counties until 10:45 pm EDT. Don’t drive into areas where water is flowing or ponding on roads.

— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) June 21, 2021

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Much quieter weather will return after some early showers on Tuesday.

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