Heavy rains prompt flash flood warning for Huntington and flood advisories elsewhere Tuesday evening

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UPDATE 9:13 p.m. – New flood advisories have been issued for Pike County, KY until 12:15 a.m. Wednesday for more heavy rainfall coming through after 9:15 p.m.

Also we have received several photos of shelf clouds, which are the low, dark clouds that often line the wind outflow portion of a thunderstorm. See them below.

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — A flash flood warning was issued for the city of Huntington proper until 7:45 p.m. for the possibility of street and viaduct flooding.

Estimated afternoon rainfall in the Huntington area from VIPIR

Another area that was placed under a flood advisory is the Scioto and Lewis County areas.

Estimated afternoon rainfall in the Scioto/Greenup/Lewis County areas

Also, strong wind was reported at Huntington’s Tri-State airport. A gust of 55 miles per hour was recorded at 5:38 p.m.

VIPIR Real Time Radar at 5:38 p.m. with the Huntington Tri-State Airport runway circled.

Any of the downpours could put out a quick half inch to inch of rain in less than an hour. That’s enough to overwhelm storm sewers or small streams and creeks and make driving hazardous. Remember to never drive into an area where water covers the road.

More storms are anticipated over the next few days and that means more flooding is possible.

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