e-reporter Travis Collins' photo of flooding on Buffington Street in the Guyandotte area of Huntington, W.Va.
Street Flooders Abound
Again this Monday afternoon-evening, the Tri-State area is under siege from annoying summertime downpours. The heaviest cells will create street flooding issues with lightning strikes flickering the power grid.
With traffic issues/construction along I-64 through Huntington, if streets do flood then it can be a bumper to bumper drive home tonight.
Charleston and the Kanawha Valley will see these storms between 4 and 6 pm. Watch I-64 for possible water issues off steep hills heading into downtown Charleston.
Since these afternoon cells are moving along steadily and since there has been a 12-18 window of drying ahead of these rumblers, it will take torrential rains for longer than an hour to produce flooding on streams.
The flash flood capabilities of these afternoon cells seems somewhat muted for those reasons. Still a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect into the night time hours in the event that storms begin to train (one after another).