Areal Flood Watch

Issued At: Friday, 09 Feb 2018, 6:57 PM CST
Expires At: Sunday, 11 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM CST

Greenup-carter-boyd-washington-meigs-gallia-lawrence oh-mason- jackson wv-wood-pleasants-tyler-wirt-ritchie-doddridge-lewis- harrison-taylor-upshur-barbour-northwest randolph- southeast randolph- including the cities of flatwoods, greenup, grayson, olive hill, ashland, marietta, belpre, pomeroy, gallipolis, ironton, south point, point pleasant, new haven, ravenswood, ripley, parkersburg, vienna, st. marys, belmont, paden city, sistersville, middlebourne, elizabeth, harrisville, pennsboro, west union, weston, clarksburg, bridgeport, grafton, buckhannon, philippi, belington, elkins, and harman 757 pm est fri feb 9 2018 ...flood watch remains in effect from saturday afternoon through sunday evening... the flood watch continues for * portions of northeast kentucky, southeast ohio, and west virginia, including the following areas, in northeast kentucky, boyd, carter, and greenup. in southeast ohio, gallia, lawrence oh, meigs, and washington. in west virginia, barbour, doddridge, harrison, jackson wv, lewis, mason, northwest randolph, pleasants, ritchie, southeast randolph, taylor, tyler, upshur, wirt, and wood. * from saturday afternoon through sunday evening * a series of disturbances will move through the area over the weekend, creating heavy rainfall. the potential for over 2 inches of rain exists across the watch area. the heaviest rainfall is expected saturday night through sunday morning. * excessive rainfall, combined with an already saturated ground and snowmelt, may lead to flooding along streams, creeks, rivers and in low lying areas. precautionary/preparedness actions... a flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. you should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.