| Flood Watch in effect from this evening to Saturday afternoon.|
The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Flood
Watch effective until noon EST Saturday. The watch includes the
following areas in West Virginia
Cabell, Calhoun, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Pleasants,
Pocahontas, Putnam, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wayne,
Wirt and Wood Counties.
A low pressure system will move across Kentucky... West Virginia and
eastern Ohio tonight through Saturday. This system is capable to
produce moderate to heavy rain along its path through late Saturday.
Rainfall amounts from 8 p.m. tonight through 12 p.m. Saturday afternoon
are forecast between 1.5 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts
with the stronger showers. The aforementioned rainfall
amounts combined with nearly saturated terrain courtesy of last
Monday rains lead to the potential for high waters.
Rivers are running high due to previous rain and
additional rainfall will result in river levels to reach three
quarter to near bank-full.
A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible in or near the watch
area ... but is not imminent. If flooding is observed ... act quickly.
Move to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas
subject to flooding when water begins rising.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio ... commercial media or your cable
television provider for later statements and possible warnings.