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Rounds of storms expected through sunset, flooding remains possible

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UPDATE 11PM: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING has been issued for parts of MCDOWELL COUNTY until 4:45 AM Friday. According to Emergency Management, water rescues have been underway in Berwind, WV and flooding is on-going as creeks, streams and rivers are still rising from earlier rains. A few more storms will be possible overnight. STAY SAFE!

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION:

Low pressure and a stalled cold front will keep our weather pattern quite active through the end of the work week. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through the rest of this evening, tapering off more by 10-11PM tonight.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Buchanan, McDowell, Wyoming, Raleigh, and Fayette counties.

Heavy rain will be the main concern with any storms tonight, as downpours could lead to localized flooding issues. The SPC still has most of our area in a slight risk or excessive rainfall into tonight.

We are also in a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms, thought overall, severe weather is looking pretty unlikely thanks to earlier cloud cover in the day. Nevertheless, and isolated storm or two with small hail and briefly gusty winds can't be completely ruled out. Stay weather aware! Storms should eventually taper late tonight. Lows will fall into the 60s and we should see areas of fog due to the soaked ground.

Friday won't bring quite as many downpours as today, but we'll still be unsettled with the frontal boundary stalled across our area. Expect lingering clouds, cooler temps in the mid 70s to low 80s, and scattered showers/a few t-storms throughout the day.

Not much will change as we head into the weekend...temps look seasonable, we look humid, and we still look to see occasional showers/t-storms. Make sure to tune in tonight to WVVA NEWS at 5,6,10, and 11 PM for the latest full forecast!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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