Uploaded on May 28, 2010
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are leaving the Pittsburgh area soggy this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, radar showed some heavy downpours moving through parts of Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties.
KDKA's Jon Burnett says an evening shower or thunderstorm are in the forecast; otherwise, it will be partly cloudy with an overnight low of 58 degrees.
"There are showers though that you're going to want to watch for," said Burnett. "If you're headed out tonight, take along an umbrella because it's going to be wet in a lot of locations."
Some flooding was reported earlier today at Route 65 in Leetsdale, on Route 837 near Whitaker as well as in Pittsburgh's Hays section. Heavy rain has also fallen in Butler County between Mars and Evans City.
"Showers ... and a couple of isolated storms rolling through from west to east; that pattern continues overnight as low pressure continues advancing across the region," added Burnett. "[Sunday] that'll let up some and I think the showers will become more widespread, more scattered and less intense."
He says there will be periods of sun with a couple of showers or thunderstorms and a high of 77 degrees on Sunday.
"Warmer than today, not quite as much rain, still an isolated shower or storm still possible up until mid-afternoon; then, I think it starts to dry out tomorrow night," said Burnett.
Meanwhile, drivers are being advised to use caution tonight and slow down in thunderstorms and watch out for water ponding on roads.
Next week, Burnett says he expects things to dry out with highs in the 80s.
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