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Flash Flood Watch Takes Effect Sunday Morning

By: WTAP News
By: WTAP News

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...8 A.M. THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...SOUTHEAST OHIO...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA...

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...BOYD...CARTER...GREENUP AND LAWRENCE KY.

IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...ATHENS... GALLIA...JACKSON OH...LAWRENCE OH...MORGAN...MEIGS...PERRY... VINTON AND WASHINGTON. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BUCHANAN AND DICKENSON.

IN WEST VIRGINIA...BARBOUR...BOONE...BRAXTON... CABELL...CALHOUN...CLAY...DODDRIDGE...FAYETTE...GILMER... HARRISON...JACKSON...KANAWHA...LEWIS...LINCOLN...LOGAN...MASON...MCDOWEL...MINGO...NICHOLAS...PLEASANTS...POCAHONTAS...PUTNAM...RALEIGH...RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...ROANE...TAYLOR... TYLER...UPSHUR...WAYNE...WEBSTER...WIRT...WOOD AND WYOMING.

* FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* ANTECEDENT RAINFALL HAVE PRODUCE NEARLY SATURATED TERRAIN ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN...ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL PROVIDE ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* ADDITIONAL 1 T 2 INCHES OF RAIN OR MORE COULD CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS...STREAMS...ROADS...LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.


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