Wet Beat Goes On!

Wet Spring Not Over by Long Shot

Here’s a news flash. As wet as it has been this spring, it is likely to get even wetter.

Thursday’s storm action while potent, skimmed north of the region clipping the area from Athens Ohio to the sister cities of Marietta-Parkersburg before turning southeastward and hitting Sutton on its way to soaking the greens at the Greenbrier.

That left most of the WSAZ viewing area in a 3H (hazy, hot and humid) air mass with temperatures not far from 90.

Late this Thursday evening, a few small but potent storms have lit up the night time sky with flashes of lightning and cannon shots of thunder in Northeastern Kentucky and the Huntington-Proctorville area.

The fact that storms have percolated this late at night tells me we are indeed into a tropical climate heading into the weekend. That means any place, any time we are fair game for the heavens to open up.

Storms will be slow movers and efficient rain makers when and where they occur, so localized high water is a good bet. As wet as the ground is and as slow moving as storms will be, one has to wonder if a round of severe flash flooding may be in our future?

By the way, next week looks nasty with frequent showers and very cool temperatures, a true spell of blackberry winter.

Add it up as we steamroll through the wettest spring in 100+ years, and a summer drought and heat wave never looked better.
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