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More rain headed to region rest of week, weekend

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette logo Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 6/10/2021 By Nick Trombola / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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More rain is in the forecast for the rest of this week and into the weekend for the Pittsburgh region following several days of off and on thunderstorms.

Widespread rain is expected through Thursday night, with another round of thunderstorms coming tomorrow, National Weather Service meteorologist Myranda Fullerton said. Saturday will receive a break from the storms with only a 20% chance of precipitation expected, but Sunday will likely see even more rain with a 60% chance of showers.

The area has seen about 2 inches of rain on average since Monday, Ms. Fullerton said, but the scattered nature of the storms this week means that some areas have seen more rain than others.

“We’ve had a warm humid air mass this week, which has allowed the recent storm events to be efficient rain producers,” Ms. Fullerton said. “But it’s been hit or miss depending on where the storms are.”

Ms. Fullerton said Thursday had seen about 0.22 inches as of early evening, with more coming down the pike. She said that the North Hills, the Moon area, the city of Pittsburgh, West Mifflin, McKeesport and North Versailles are some of the areas that have been hit with the most rainfall.

Ms. Fullerton said that due to reports of flooding on roadways in the Baldwin Borough and Crafton Heights areas, as well as reports of some creeks and streams showing signs of high levels, flood advisories have been issued for Thursday night through much of Allegheny County and parts of Washington and Westmoreland counties.

“Thursday has been the most impactful day so far this week because of those reports of flooding and high levels in creeks and streams in the area,” Ms. Fullerton said. 

According to an official at Pittsburgh’s Zone 5 Police Station in Highland Park, the Washington Boulevard floodgates are not currently activated.

Nick Trombola: ntrombola@post-​gazette.com.

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