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February Rainfall In Pittsburgh Breaks Record From 1887

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A view of flooding at the point, as seen from the West End Overlook on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

The Pittsburgh area has broken a monthly rainfall record that dates back to the 19th century.

The National Weather Service said Sunday that the 6.68 inches of rainfall during February at Pittsburgh International Airport breaks the old monthly record of 6.52 inches "set all the way back in 1887."

Allegheny County officials said Sunday that river levels were expected to rise throughout the day, but forecasts for river crests were lowered. Flood watches remained in effect and an approaching cold front is expected to bring high winds.

The rain also led to several landslides this weekend, including a one that demolished a house and knocked out power in Duquesne Heights