Flash flood watch issued for Tri-State, most of WV

September 9, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch that began at 8 p.m. Saturday and goes through 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, due to remnants from Hurricane Gordon passing over the Tri-State and much of West Virginia.

The NWS reports numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms will affect the area Saturday night into Monday. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall that can produce flooding issues is expected during that time.

Southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and northern West Virginia are expected to be most harshly affected, with lesser amounts expected to the south and east of West Virginia.

Runoff from the heavy rain is likely to flood urban and other poor drainage areas. Streams could come out of their banks, resulting in water over roads and into buildings. There could also eventually be rises on main stem rivers.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected before noon Sunday, Sept. 9, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 2 p.m., then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 p.m., continuing into Sunday night.

The chance of precipitation is 60 percent during the day and 90 percent at night. Conditions will be cloudy, with a high near 82 degrees and a nighttime low expected around 66 degrees.

The National Weather Service predicts new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible Sunday.

Showers are likely Monday, mainly before 10 a.m., accompanied by cloudy skies and a high near 76 degrees.

The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible. A slight chance of showers is expected Monday night, with a low temperature near 61 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

A slight chance of showers is expected to go into Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation accompanied by cloudy skies and a high near 78 degrees.

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