A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain across portions of the Ohio River Valley SE Ohio and West Virginia last night and this morning Some areas saw almost 3 inches of rain. Additional showers and storms are expected through tonight as a storm system pushes southeast into the region. The additional rainfall falling on the already saturated ground could result in flash flooding.
StormTracker 13 Meteorologist Bryan Hughes says, "The worst part will hit us this evening and after that we should see some clear sailing into the holiday weekend."
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches in less than 3 hours could initiate water problems. Of course lesser amounts of rain will still cause the usual street and poor drainage flooding. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
This includes the cities of: New Lexington - Crooksville - Somerset - McConnelsville - Stockport - Athens - Marietta - Belpre - Pomeroy - Point Pleasant - New Haven - Ravenswood - Ripley - Parkersburg - Vienna - St. Marys - Belmont - Paden City - Sistersville - Middlebourne - Teays Valley - Hurricane - Charleston - South Charleston - Saint Albans - Spencer - Elizabeth - Grantsville - Harrisville - Pennsboro - West Union - Clay - Sutton - Gassaway - Burnsville - Glenville - Weston - Clarksburg - Bridgeport - Grafton - Oak Hill - Fayetteville - Summersville - Richwood - Craigsville - Webster Springs - Buckhannon - Philippi - Belington - Marlinton - Elkins