Gusty winds, thunderstorms to cross southwestern Pennsylvania
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Expect blustery conditions with thunderstorms crossing the region as the day progresses.
In a special weather statement released early Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said southwest winds will increase today ahead of a frontal boundary. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph can be expected with gusts to 35 mph by midday. Residents living in higher elevations may experience higher gusts.
The counties of Greene, Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland, and much of northern West Virginia and western Maryland, are in the areas covered by the special weather statement, but neighboring counties also may be impacted.
The weather service said thunderstorms that will move across the region can produce locally higher gusts. Weather radar around 5 a.m. showed widespread storms to the south of Pittsburgh, with another line to the west in Ohio.
Expect highs in the low 70s later today with rainfall between three-quarter and one inch possible.
Check out the PG's weather page for the latest conditions and forecast. Commuters can access the updated traffic conditions.
First Published September 26, 2012 5:17 am