Flood watch in effect for most of NCWV

Flood watch in effect for most of NCWV
Flood watch in effect for most of NCWV(WDTV)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 2:37 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - A flood watch for many West Virginia counties and most of NCWV went into effect at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The flood watch will remain in effect through Sunday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, the following counties are included in the watch:

  • Barbour
  • Boone
  • Braxton
  • Cabell
  • Calhoun
  • Clay
  • Doddridge
  • Gilmer
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Kanawha
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Mason
  • McDowell
  • Mingo
  • Northwest Fayette
  • Northwest Nicholas
  • Northwest Pocahontas
  • Northwest Raleigh
  • Northwest Randolph
  • Northwest Webster
  • Pleasants
  • Putnam
  • Ritchie
  • Roane
  • Southeast Fayette
  • Southeast Nicholas
  • Southeast Pocahontas
  • Southeast Raleigh
  • Southeast Randolph
  • Southeast Webster
  • Taylor
  • Tyler
  • Upshur
  • Wayne
  • Wirt
  • Wood
  • Wyoming

The NWS says multiple rounds of storms through the weekend will post a threat for flash flooding.

Much of the area is expected to get anywhere from half and inch to two inches of rain.

Expected rainfall in NCWV
Expected rainfall in NCWV(WDTV)

The greatest risk for flooding will be Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening.

Flood Threat in NCWV
Flood Threat in NCWV(WDTV)

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

CLICK HERE for the latest watches and warnings in north-central West Virginia.

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