Heavy rain, wind expected to hit Pittsburgh Sunday
Here come April’s showers.
The National Weather Service in Moon has issued a hazardous weather outlook — including severe thunderstorms, wind gusts, heavy rainfall and possible tornadoes — for several Eastern U.S. states starting Sunday and lasting through late next week.
Potential for widespread severe thunderstorms Sunday across much of the Eastern US. Damaging winds are expected to be the primary threat, but a few tornadoes are also possible. Some storms may also produce large hail or torrential downpours resulting in localized flash flooding. pic.twitter.com/oMPoRoEJrt
— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) April 13, 2019
In Pittsburgh, NWS is calling for up to an inch and a half of rain by Sunday night, with wind gusts reaching 29 mph during the day. The high is predicted near 74 degrees and the low around 42.
Rain is expected to continue falling Monday through 2 p.m. along with the temperature, which is predicted to plunge down to a high of 48.
The skies will clear Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures expected in the 60s and 70s, but then rain and thunderstorms could return Thursday afternoon.
Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter .