Aside from a slight chance of a stray shower before 10 a.m. today, the National Weather Service long-range forecast is happily devoid of precipitation. Sunny skies and high temperatures in the 80s are forecast through Tuesday, promising a waterlogged region some time to dry out.
There remained some lingering aftereffects from Wednesday's deluge: Cedar Blvd in Mt. Lebanon was closed between Greenhurst Drive and Hollycrest Drive by a large tree that fell early this morning, police said. The tree took down electric wires and there was no estimate as to when the street would reopen.
Castle Shannon Boulevard from Mt. Lebanon Boulevard to Crystal Drive has reopened after a house fire in Mt. Lebanon's Arlington Park neighborhood.
By 11:30 a.m. today, only one state road remained closed in Allegheny County, according to PennDOT: Locust Street/Roosevelt Road between Center Avenue in Emsworth and Mount Nebo Road in Ohio Township.
Port Authority resumed full service on the Blue Line-Library route last night after a section of track south of Lytle Station was closed by flooding.
About 22,000 Duquesne Light customers were out of service as of 9 a.m. Storm damage has made many of the repairs "lengthy and complex," spokesman Joey Vallarian said.
Twelve county municipalities declared disaster emergencies on Wednesday: Castle Shannon, Elizabeth Borough, Findlay, Jefferson Hills, Lincoln, North Fayette, Oakdale, Scott, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair, West Elizabeth and Whitehall.
The Allegheny County Emergency Management Agency was preparing to conduct preliminary damage assessments today.
Jon Schmitz: email@example.com or 412-263-1868.