UPDATE: 7:30 P.M. – All flash flood warnings in the WOWK-TV viewing area have been allowed to expire. Only a few light showers remain. Fog will be the next big weather issue overnight.
UPDATE 5:30 P.M. – Rain is diminishing rapidly meaning the flood waters will go down more rapidly in the next few hours. However, several roads are reported as impassable due to flood waters in the Gassaway area of Braxton County. Water in Jackson, Mason and Gallia counties is reportedly dropping. Boone County has seen the water drop but there are reports of at least one washed out bridge and there are scenes of mud covered roads that will need lots of clean up in the hours and days ahead.
UPDATE 2PM: Water issues have been reported to 13 News from residents in the Jackson County, WV area and a flash flood warning is out for that area until 4:30 p.m. Water is filling up most low spots along area roads due to 2 to 3 inches of rain in the last 3 hours in a very narrow band between Ravenswood and Ripley.
(WOWK) – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for areas across Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Flash Flood Warnings have also been issued off and on throughout the day.
The leftovers of what was Tropical Storm Fred hit the region Tuesday and Wednesday…that caused flooding in many locations. Then, the storms today are running over already drenched ground today. The region cannot handle anymore water because it all becomes 100% runoff. Nothing is absorbed by the earth and that’s when our raging waters take over.
Here’s a look at what happened in Danville, WV
The rain shower and storms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours.
Here’s a look at the latest watches and warnings:
These rain totals also tell the story: