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Steady rain soaks Pittsburgh region

Brian C. Rittmeyer

Commuters should watch for standing water on roads as they head to work Monday, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Leonardi said.

It’s been raining steadily since 10 p.m. Sunday night, with three-quarters to 1.5 inches of rain falling across Allegheny County by around 4 a.m., Leonardi said.

Moisture from the southwest is fueling the rain.

Despite that, there were no reports of flooding, and no advisories, watches or warnings had been issued. The rain has not fallen quickly or heavily enough to cause flooding, and recent dry conditions are also helping avert flooding, Leonardi said.

However, localized flooding could happen in urban areas with poor drainage and places where drains are clogged.

“Just take it slow this morning and don’t drive through any water-covered parts of the road where you can’t see the road,” Leonardi said.

Another quarter to half-inch of rain is expected before it starts winding down in the early afternoon, Leonardi said. The rain is expected to be out of the area by sunset.

It’s expected to be dry for the rest of the week.

It will be cool on Monday, with temperatures not getting out of the 50s, Leonardi said. The high will get back into the mid-60s on Tuesday, warming through the week to the mid-70s by Friday.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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