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Sewickley Weather Update: High Wind Warning Cancelled

A flood warning and flood advisory remain in effect.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Sewickley area until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters say the heaviest rain and wind will occur in the Sewickley area through 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The high wind warning that had been in effect until noon Tuesday has been cancelled. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph are still possible through the morning.

 

Latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

  • Tonight: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 40. Windy, with a northwest wind around 32 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Tuesday: Rain. High near 47. Windy, with a north wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 39. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday: Rain. High near 44. West wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Flood Warning

A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Stream rises will be significant. 

High Wind Warning 

The National Weather Service has cancelled today's high wind warning, which means that sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph are expected. Wind of this magnitude can down trees...damage property and make driving difficult.  Wind gusts of up to 30 mph are still possible through the morning.

Lightweight objects such as trash cans, deck furniture and Halloween decorations should be secured. Use extreme caution while driving, especially when crossing bridges and overpasses. 

Check back with Sewickley Patch for the latest on Hurricane Sandy.

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