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High Wind, Flood Warnings Remain in Effect Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service warns that winds will be 25-35 mps with gusts up to 60 mph.

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The National Weather Service has issued high wind and flood warnings for Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in effect through Tuesday morning.

The high wind warning remains in effect until noon Tuesday. Winds will be northwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will be through daybreak with winds gradually diminishing during the day.

The winds can cause downed trees, limbs and power lines. Driving conditions are extremely difficult in the crosswind.

The National Weather Services advises people to secure any lightweight outdoor furniture that could be blown away by a strong wind. Also, try to remain indoors on the lowest floor and away from exterior walls to protect yourself from falling trees.

The flood warning, which went into effect at 6 p.m. Monday, includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. The warning extends until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is warning that the flooding could hit small streams and urban areas.

The extended forecast for the week is:

  • Tuesday: Rain. High near 46. Breezy, with a northwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 39. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday: Rain. High near 44. West wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
  • Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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Joe Schneider October 30, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Not much here on West St in Wilkinsburg. Water drained OK, little wind, but overall no biggie.

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