Thunderstorms moving into Allegheny, Westmoreland counties
August 12, 2014 3:27 PM
A pedestrian crosses the Smithfield Street Bridge over traffic on the Parkway East during a downpour this morning.
Widespread rainfall in the Pittsburgh region is expected to continue today, bringing up to an additional three-quarters of an inch of rain.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Allegheny and Westmoreland counties for this afternoon.
Up to two inches of rain fell across the seven-county area as of this morning, creating standing water on the roads and a wet early commute.
NWS meteorologist Lee Hendricks in Moon said 1.7 inches of rain was recorded at the airport during the 24-hour period that ended at 8 a.m., 1.43 inches in Emsworth, 1.39 in Shaler and just under 1 inch in Green Tree.
Parts of eastern Ohio recorded up to 4.5 inches yesterday and overnight.
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