Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Nate's Last Licks of Rain May Drench Columbus Holiday

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Nate's Last Licks of Rain May Drench Columbus Holiday

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Southwestern Pennsylvania will feel the effects of a significantly weakened and fast-moving Tropical Storm Nate mostly after midnight Sunday and through early Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service is expecting periods of heavy rain during that time, making for an accumulation of 1 to 2 inches and a potentially messy Columbus Day.

No flash-flood warnings were issued as of Sunday afternoon, although problematic streams and creeks and areas of poor drainage may see the effects of the precipitation, weather service meteorologist Lee Hendricks said. The rivers may rise between 1 and 1 feet, "which isn't much," said Mr. Hendricks, who added that "the ground is so dry here, it will absorb a lot of the water."

A high of 76 degrees was expected Monday, with no significant wind gusts.

"Once a tropical system comes on land, and it's been on land for a couple of hundred miles, really the wind no longer is an issue. …

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