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Joseph Williams’ Evening Forecast | February 28, 2021

We Already Saw Lots of Rain Today, And That Has Caused Some Problems! Tonight, More Rain Comes!
Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 4:51 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2021 at 11:46 PM EST
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Tonight is going to be a long night, and for some areas near creeks and rivers, Monday will be a long day as well. A moisture-laden system is bringing heavy rain to WV tonight. The warm front that swept in earlier today has already dumped at least 1.5 to 2 inches of rain across most of WV. The excess rain led to Areal Flood Warnings for nearly all of NCWV, which will expire overnight. Flood Warnings are also in effect for the Tygart Valley River in Barbour County, as well as the Cheat River in Preston and Tucker counties, as moderate to major flooding will likely take place as those rivers crest beyond flood stage. Those warnings last until Monday night and Tuesday morning, as the water will take time to drain from the rivers. Areal flooding will happen throughout tonight, especially in low-lying areas, areas near creeks and rivers, or areas near poor drainage, so if you see flooded roads, turn around and don’t drown. Avoid flooded areas, and take it slow when traveling on slick roads. We’ll see at least another inch of rain for tonight, as rain will continue overnight. It’s not until late-morning tomorrow that the moisture-laden system leaves, leaving behind clearing skies and cooler temperatures. By Monday night, northwesterly winds and leftover moisture might give us a few mountain snow flurries. After Monday, we’ll see a lot more sunshine coming through on Tuesday, as high pressure brings drier air into our region. Later next week, highs will stay in the seasonable 40s, with a mix of Sun and clouds. Stay safe in your travels for tonight and tomorrow.

Tonight: Lots of heavy rain coming in tonight, as a cold front sweeps in during the overnight hours. Might see some gusty winds in the mountains too. The heavy rain will exasperate flood conditions already left earlier today. Low: 44.

Tomorrow: We’ll have rain in the morning too, so if you’re traveling down I-79, be careful. We’ll then dry out in the afternoon and evening, but areas near creeks and rivers might still have high water issues. High: 49.

Tuesday: Chilly start to the morning, but at least we’ll see mostly clear skies. We’ll have a beautiful, sunny afternoon, with highs in the 40s. High: 43.

Wednesday: More clouds coming in for the day, but we’ll be dry in NCWV, with mild temperatures. However, if you’re heading for western Virginia or the Carolinas, you’ll see rain. High: 52.

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