Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Charleston WV
706 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...Periods of heavy rain into the weekend, increasing the threat
for flooding...

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Jackson OH-Vinton-Meigs-Gallia-Lawrence OH-Wayne-Cabell-Mason-
Jackson WV-Wood-Pleasants-Tyler-
Including the cities of Flatwoods, Greenup, Grayson, Olive Hill,
Ashland, Louisa, New Lexington, Crooksville, Somerset,
McConnelsville, Stockport, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson,
Wellston, Oak Hill, McArthur, Hamden, Pomeroy, Gallipolis,
Ironton, South Point, Kenova, Ceredo, Wayne, Huntington,
Point Pleasant, New Haven, Ravenswood, Ripley, Parkersburg,
Vienna, St. Marys, Belmont, Paden City, Sistersville,
and Middlebourne
706 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, 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, Meigs, Morgan,
  Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In West Virginia, Cabell,
  Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Tyler, Wayne, and Wood.

* Through Sunday morning

* Waves of low pressure, along a front over the area, will bring
  several more rounds of heavy rainfall. The next round will
  come late tonight into Friday, followed by several more this
  weekend. The front will finally sweep through the area Sunday,
  as a cold front, bringing the threat for heavy rainfall to an
  end Sunday afternoon.

* Flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas, especially
  along small streams, creeks and rivers, especially the Ohio
  and Muskingum rivers, is likely.


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.



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