Severe thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds could strike Pittsburgh region overnight before potential record heat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Though Monday started warm and partly sunny, Western Pennsylvania is looking at the possibility of severe thunderstorms that could produce hurricane-force winds late Monday into Tuesday morning.

The storm won’t likely reach the Pittsburgh area until early Tuesday morning, National Weather Service meteorologist David Shallenberger said.

The system bringing this storm is expected to develop over Michigan and moving toward southwestern Pennsylvania later Monday evening.

“It’s looking more and more like it’s going to be a direct hit to eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania,” Mr. Shallenberger said. “There is some uncertainty on the exact track of this, but it does look like the Pittsburgh area is going to see some severe weather.”

Forecasters expect the main threat from the storm to be the winds, which could reach between 60 and 70 mph.

Hail or even small tornadoes are possibilities, too, Mr. Shallenberger said.

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