UPDATE 9:00 p.m. Thursday: The severe thunderstorm watch has expired but there was one severe thunderstorm in Boone County around 8 p.m. Thursday. A warning was issued for large hail and strong wind as seen on the VIPIR Real Time Radar east of Danville and Madison in Boone County.
More heavy rain is still possible until at least midnight and more rounds of rain could occur before the sun rises in the region. Check the progress of storms at www.wowktv.com/radar
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible in the region once again Thursday. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the northernmost portion of the channel 13 viewing area from 1 PM until 8 PM Thursday. Storms are expected to move south but not be quite as strong later in the evening.
Hot and humid air combined with a weak cold front will lead to the development of very tall thunderstorms which can produce heavy rainfall and subsequent strong winds along with the rain.
There may be a need for more watches or warnings in other parts of the region as well where the heat and humidity are causing strong storms to build. According to our Predictor, most of the storms should be gone sometime around 2 – 3 a.m. Friday before firing up again Friday afternoon. As much as an inch and a half to two inches of rain is possible in some areas while very little rain is possible in other spots.
Advisories or watches or warnings can be seen anytime here on our website.
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