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Large hail expected to impact Butler region tonight

BUTLER, Pa. – A large storm system will bring severe storms throughout the region starting around 6pm tonight. The storm will move into Slippery Rock, and head south near Sarver.

Torrential downpours will cause a real flooding, which could cause minor landslides onto roads in areas with loose debris. Small creeks and streams will rise over time.

Hail is expected to occur in the later part of the night. The hail will occur mostly south, as the storms head into Westmoreland County.

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3 days of possible severe weather

BUTLER, Pa. – Strong storms may sweep the area following a warm front, according to the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma. Rain storms will begin to move from the west to east, potentially bringing high-winds and small to moderate hail.

Day 1 Outlook (Today)

Today, there will be light to moderate storms. Thunderstorms are likely, along with moderate gusty winds for short periods of time. Thunderstorms will occur this evening, with a 90% chance.

High Temp: 80-Degrees

Low Temp:61-Degrees


Day 2 Outlook (Tomorrow)

Tomorrow, we can expect thunderstorms for most of the day. Hail will be possible in isolated storm cells. There is a 80% chance for thunderstorms tomorrow.

High Temp: 73-Degrees

Low Temp:46-Degrees

Day 3 Outlook (Friday)

There Is a 20% chance for rain, with isolated thunderstorms on Friday.

There is also a high-temp of 68-Degrees for Friday.

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HAPPENING: Severe storms entering Butler County

3D Radar Scan at 6:39pm

The Butler County Weather Authority watch desk is currently monitoring the severe storms likely entering Butler County later this evening. These storms have produced 3/4″-inch size hail in Ohio. It is expected to have gusty winds, and strong rains for a short period of time.

Now is the time to gather any loose objects you have outside and secure them. As always, weather patterns can shift but a small but strong line of storms are approaching Akron, Ohio currently.

Right now, the temperature in Butler is around 62-degrees with 84% humidity.

KCLE Radar at 6:40pm



3D Radar Scan at 6:39pm


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Thunderstorms to roll into Butler today

Who doesn’t love thunderstorms? Butler County was placed in a marginal watch list…. this is just a fancy term that there will be some slight high-winds that gust, rain, and thunderstorms!

We compiled a list of the latest maps from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Have a look below at these maps, along with radar!

Day 1 Outlook in Butler, PA

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Severe thunderstorms and hail will impact Butler today

Our sister-outlet, Butler County Weather Authority, has indicated the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center released the Day 1 Outlook.

Today, Butler County is in the SLIGHT risk. This indicates significant thunderstorms can happen, along with isolated tornadoes and moderate-sized hail.

Isolated tornadoes are not predicted for today. Moderate hail and severe thunderstorms will likely occur throughout the day and afternoon.

Follow Butler County Weather Authority for the latest updates!

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Large tree knocks out power

A large tree caused severe damage to Central Electric’s high-voltage lines on Nichola Road, just beside Fenelton Road in West Franklin Township (Armstrong County).

Around 11:30pm, Armstrong Co. 911 received an emergency call that a large tree had fell around 576 Nichola Road, and power was out.

Worthington VFD arrived along with Central Electric Co-Op and PennDOT. The tree had to be removed by a high-lift, a large piece of machinery.

Watch the video below:

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Upto 6” of snow predicted in northern Butler County


Yesterday, the National Weather Service had issued an official graphic referring to their predictable forecast amount of the lake effect snow storm.

From Tuesday at 7am til Wednesday at 1pm, they had estimated 4”-6” of snow for the northern part of Butler County. Their forecasters also predicted 2”-3” of snow for most of Butler County, with 1”-2” for Cranberry Township.

This graphic can be seen on the official U.S. National Weather Service Pittsburgh, PA Facebook page.

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Butler County under imminent flood watch


If you are currently reading this article on our website, you likely noticed the “FLOOD WATCH” at the top of your screen. This service is featured for free by Butler Dispatch, the leading news source in Butler County.

The flood watch was issued by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will stay active until 3:00am on Sunday morning. Areas are expected to start to flood due to expected rainfall ending around Saturday evening.

The NWS has also issued an informational bulletin stating over 2.5″ (inches) could fall throughout Sunday morning. A cold front will be approaching the Butler County region.

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Flood warning extended till Monday afternoon for Butler

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Butler County has received dozens of flooded roadway reports, along with several roads closed throughout the southern Butler County region. Currently, the National Weather Service has indicated over 2.5-inches of rain has fallen, with more expected.

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The county was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch yesterday, with several warnings issued for potentially dangerous storms. Currently, there are still power outages and roadways under water that has not receded yet.

The Connoquenessing Creek was out of its banks, which rose 8-foot more than the usual 2-foot level.


A flood warning has been extended till 3:45pm this afternoon.

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Butler County is under a flood warning


The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, PA has put southwestern Butler County user a flood warning til 9:45am.

The NWS has stated that the Connoquenessing Creek has began to rise suddenly, and with additional rainfall expected, the creek will likely rise out of the side banks soon.

Some locations have already received 2.5” of rain so far, with an additional 0.5” of light to moderate rain expected today.


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