UPDATED: National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Winds could reach 60 mph.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been increased to a warning for southern Washington County.

"This line of showers is capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph," according to the weather statement issued by the National Weather Service. "Move into a sturdy building and avoid windows."

The warning is in effect until 11 a.m.

A flood advisory also is in effect for the Ohio River at Pittsburgh. The river at the Point is forecast to rise above 18 feet by Thursday evening, which will flood the Monongahela parking wharf.

The National Weather Service forecasts the river to crest around 18.5 feet by early Friday morning, then fall below 18 feet by Friday evening.

Here is the forecast for Peters:

  • Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. High near 67. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tonight: Rain showers before 4 a.m., then a chance of snow showers. Low around 29. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of snow showers after 5 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

What do you think about this odd January weather? Tell us in the comments below.

Nadime Miller January 31, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Each year the wheather patterns are changing because ,pollution and global warming.Storms are very wild ,with winds never felt as strong as before..We as human shall take these wheather changes very serious,imagine severe tornados in new york city?It has to be something we could do to make nature be more peaceful and normal.
Roger January 31, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Quoting: "... and normal." I think "normal" is a setting on the clothes dryer. Please tell us how it applies to weather patterns. Thank you.


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