TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Weather Service: Hail Saturday, frost Sunday morning

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Megan Harris
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:39 p.m.
 

The National Weather Service issued frost and flood advisories late Saturday when hail and scattered showers plagued the Pittsburgh area for much of the day.

The Ohio River crested at 21.3 feet, below flood stage of about 25 feet, and receded to just above 20 feet. Lower levels of the North Shore Riverwalk were covered up to 1 foot in some areas.

Neither the Monongahela nor the Allegheny River are approaching flood stage, meteorologists said. Wharf parking likely will remain closed until at least midday Sunday, when the water is expected to fall below 18 feet, the weather service said.

AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards reported a 24-hour rain total of 0.08 of an inch, far less than the 1.1 inches that accumulated on Thursday.

“We're running above normal for the month — 2.75 inches so far, so about 145 percent of what we'd usually see,” Edwards said. “Obviously that's higher, but not a ton, and still nothing to worry about.”

Frost was expected to arrive between 4 and 8 a.m. Sunday with temperatures overnight in the mid- to upper 30s. Forecasters predict a Sunday high of 65 degrees.

Megan Harris is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5815 or mharris@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Elites, media & character
  2. Burnett’s stellar start paves way for Pirates’ victory over Diamondbacks
  3. Pirates’ Cole reinforces status as emerging ace
  4. Pitt AD Barnes has enjoyed varied career in college sports
  5. Rossi: Penguins’ best bet is on Martin
  6. Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  7. Employees of Mercer County-based manufacturer among missing in Nepal
  8. Biertempfel: Observations from a day at the ballpark
  9. From injuries to front office, Penguins’ season didn’t lack drama
  10. Internal NBC News inquiry finds 11 fibs by anchorman Williams
  11. It’s business, but not as usual in Pittsburgh