BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - The warmer weather sticks around for the weekend, dry conditions do not. Our next rain maker is marching eastward and will be bringing back more rain for Saturday and Sunday into the area. Rain showers will start early on Saturday morning in the southern half of the state and move into NCWV by late afternoon Saturday. Steady and consistent rain will continue through the afternoon hours with moderate to heavy rain possible overnight Saturday into Sunday. Rain showers will be coming to an end late Sunday morning.
Excessive rainfall over the past week combined with an already saturated and still partially frozen ground create the potential for some flooding especially along streams, creeks, and low lying areas. For this reason, a Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service. The potential for over 2 inches of rain exists in the watch area specifically. This goes into effect tomorrow morning for Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Harrison, Gilmer, Lewis, Pleasants, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, and Webster counties. A Flood Watch means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.