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Pittsburgh Weather: Flash flood warnings issued for multiple southwestern Pa. counties

KDKA-TV Evening Forecast (8/5)
KDKA-TV Evening Forecast (8/5) 03:03

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Strong storms rolled through the area on Friday, flooding many local communities. 


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Pittsburgh Public Safety said due to the flooding, Washington Boulevard is closed due and the floodgates are down at Washington Boulevard and Allegheny River Boulevard.  

A downed tree also impacted traffic temorarily on Route 28.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is also closed Saturday for cleanup following the storms, and one of the hardest hit areas was Munhall, where officials said about 30 homes have water damage.

Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Westmoreland counties are still under flash flood warnings Friday night into Saturday morning.

When it comes to temperatures and your outdoor plans for the weekend, highs today will be in the mid-80s with morning lows near 70. It does appear that most of today is going to be dry but the rain that does work its way through will have some pockets of heavy rain. 

I maintain highs in the mid to low 80s generally over the next week.  I also maintain a rain and storm chance on each day but there are obviously days with a far higher chance for rain than others.  

At this point it looks like our big rain days will be today, Sunday, and Monday.  

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