Flood warning issued for Allegheny, Beaver counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Allegheny County and southeastern Beaver County through 3 a.m. following between 1 inch and 1 1/2 inches of rainfall -- with more on its way.

County officials reported to the weather service that low roads in Pittsburgh had flooded. Up to an inch of rain could still fall tonight, as scattered -- but not severe -- thunderstorms move through the area, the warning advised. A severe thunderstorm warning expired at 10:15 p.m. for parts of Allegheny and Beaver counties.

A thunderstorm that passed through the region this afternoon caused only minor damage, including downed trees in Moon and along Greenfield Avenue, meteorologist Brad Rehak said. In Swissvale, lightning hit a tree, causing it to fall on an unoccupied vehicle, according to Allegheny County's Twitter feed. Mayview Road in South Fayette flooded, but has since reopened, according to the county.

The low tonight will fall to 65, with the temperature rising to 78 tomorrow, when afternoon thunderstorms and showers are again likely, Mr. Rehak said.

Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published May 27, 2014 4:36 PM

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