The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh flood watch indicates the combination of a storm system and the tropical moisture from Hurricane Gordon have brought widespread moderate rainfall to the Alle-Kiski Valley and all of Western Pennsylvania. Rainfall amounts thus far have ranged from 1.50 to nearly 4.00 inches since the rain began.
As of 1104 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018
The flood watch continues for the following rivers in Pennsylvania…Ohio…West Virginia… Monongahela River Near Charleroi affecting Fayette…Washington and Westmoreland Counties.
Monongahela River Near Elizabeth affecting Allegheny…Washington and Westmoreland Counties.
Monongahela River At Braddock affecting Allegheny County.
Conemaugh River At Seward affecting Indiana and Westmoreland Counties.
Youghiogheny River At Connellsville affecting Fayette County.
Youghiogheny River At Sutersville affecting Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.
Ohio River At Pittsburgh affecting Allegheny County.
Ohio River At Montgomery affecting Columbiana…Beaver and Hancock Counties.
SAFETY MESSAGE: A watch means that flooding is possible but not a certainty. Additional rainfall of 2.50 inches to 3.50 may cause flooding. actual rainfall amounts and potential flooding will ultimately depend on the direction and speed of the storm. People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur, or a river flood
warning be issued.