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Warnings end after tornadoes touch down in Pittsburgh area

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Multiple tornadoes have been confirmed in the Pittsburgh area on Friday, but all warnings have expired. 

Warnings were in place for parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties as tornadoes moved through the area. 

The National Weather Service said it has confirmed three tornado touchdowns: near Harrison City in Westmoreland County, in the area of Lincoln-Mount Vernon-Elrama in Allegheny County and on Washington Boulevard near the Highland Park Bridge near Aspinwall. 

(Photo: Dr. Matt Butrovich)

It has been a very active weather month for Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania has seen six tornadoes so far this year. In NWS Pittsburgh's coverage area, which includes parts of Ohio and West Virginia, there have been nine in May

Friday is a First Alert Weather Day because of heavy rain and even an isolated strong storm possible across the region.

ALERT: Rain today and possible storms. Heavy downpours. Damaging winds possible. 

AWARE: Rain and thunderstorms tomorrow.

The biggest threat for today is flash flooding, but damaging winds also can't be ruled out although these won't be widespread storms.

We are being cautious and preparing you if you have plans outdoors to have a backup plan to move things inside quickly. Highs will stay in the low to mid-70s. 

KDKA Weather Center

The weekend will be similar with the best day to be out and about being Sunday. Saturday we also have the chance for heavy rain, especially in the morning and an isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out. 

We do dry out a bit through the afternoon with some sunshine but the chance for a spotty shower or storm does stick around through early Sunday morning. Highs will again be in the low to mid-70s. 

Sunday is the best day with some sunshine returning and dry conditions with highs in the mid to upper 70s. 

KDKA Weather Center

We kick off the work week with quiet conditions, sunny skies and highs right around 80.


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