From the WSAZ First Warning Weather Center... The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Pike in Kentucky until 2:00 AM Saturday... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 200 AM EDT AT 802 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRODUCING TWO INCH PER HOUR OR MORE RAINFALL RATES IN SOME AREAS. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...INEZ...PAINTSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG... ALLEN...ALLEN CITY...ALPHORETTA...ALVIN...ANDY... ARKANSAS...AUXIER...BAKER...BAMMER...BARNETTS CREEK...BARNROCK...BAYS BRANCH...BEAUTY...BEAVER JUNCTION...BLAIR...BLUE RIVER...BOBBS...BONANZA...BOONS CAMP... BRADBURY...BRAINARD...BUFFALO...CALF CREEK...CHANDLERVILLE... CHESTNUT...CLIFF...COALPOINT AND EASTPOINT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Boyd, Carter and Lawrence in Kentucky until 9:45 PM... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN BOYD COUNTY IN KENTUCKY... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...CANNONSBURG...ASHLAND... SOUTHEASTERN CARTER COUNTY IN KENTUCKY... LAWRENCE COUNTY IN KENTUCKY... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...YATESVILLE LAKE STATE PARK... BLAINE... UNTIL 945 PM EDT AT 749 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA. THESE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 9 PM. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ULYSSES... WEBBVILLE...RUSH...PRINCESS...DURBIN...DENTON...COALTON... BURNAUGH...GARNER AND CATLETTSBURG PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS. PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for Morgan County in Kentucky until 1:30 AM Saturday... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL BATH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHEASTERN ESTILL COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... POWELL COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... SOUTHERN MENIFEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... WEST CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... WESTERN WOLFE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 130 AM EDT SATURDAY AT 720 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT AS MUCH AS TWO INCHES OF RAIN PER HOUR OR MORE WAS FALLING FROM THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS THE AREA. ALTHOUGH THE STORMS ARE TAPERING OFF IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY...THE STORMS WILL WORK ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT ONE TO TWO HOURS. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...CAMPTON...MOUNT STERLING...STANTON... AIREDALE...BEAN...BOOTH... BOWEN...CALABOOSE...CAMARGO...CAT CREEK...CEDAR GROVES...CLAY CITY...CLAY LICK...COONS STATION... CORNWELL...DENNISTON...FAGAN...FINCASTLE...FIXER...FURNACE... GATEWOODS STATION...GLENCAIRN... GOSNEYVILLE...GRANNIE...GRASSY LICK...HAYSTACK...HIGH FALLS... JEFFERSONVILLE...JENSON AND KLONDIKE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Boyd, Greenup and Lawrence in Kentucky, for Lawrence County in Ohio and for the counties of Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo and Wayne in West Virginia until 9:15 PM......SERIOUS FLOODING LIKELY... AT 635 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WARNED AREA. FLOODING IS ONGOING IN MANY AREAS. SOME AREAS IN BOYD COUNTY KENTUCKY...NORTHERN WAYNE AND SOUTHERN CABELL COUNTIES IN WEST VIRGINIA HAVE RECEIVED 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IN A ONE TO TWO HOUR PERIOD. MORE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE SAME AREA OVER THE NEXT HOUR...WHICH WILL FURTHER AGGRAVATE THE FLOODING. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO EAST LYNN LAKE...ONA...CENTERVILLE...RUSH...PRINCESS...NAPLES...DURBIN... COALTON...BURNAUGH...GARNER...CATLETTSBURG...CANNONSBURG...ASHLAND... PROCTORVILLE...IRONTON...COAL GROVE...CHESAPEAKE...WAYNE...KENOVA... HUNTINGTON...HAMLIN...CEREDO...BEECH FORK STATE PARK AND BARBOURSVILLE PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR ON FLOODED ROADWAYS. PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX. ... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... LOGAN COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LOGAN... MCDOWELL COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WELCH... MINGO COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON... WYOMING COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PINEVILLE... UNTIL 915 PM EDT AT 708 PM EDT...VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS INDICATED FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA. MORE STORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 2 HOURS. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HINCH... HANOVER...RED JACKET...R.D. BAILEY LAKE...OCEANA...MAN...MALLORY... HOLDEN...HARTS...DELBARTON...CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK...CHATTAROY AND CHAPMANVILLE PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX. There is also a Flash Flood Watch for the counties of Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence in Kentucky, for the counties of Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs and Vinton in Ohio and for the counties of Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Roane, Wayne, Wirt and Wood in West Virginia until 1:00 AM Saturday, and a Flood Advisory for the counties of Magoffin, Martin and Pike in Kentucky. Stay tuned or go to WSAZ.com for the latest information.

Spring Showers to Headline This Week

Out Like a Lamb

Monday Pollen Report

Sunday’s cool showers have given trees some nourishment for pollination, but the lack of warm sunshine thru Tuesday will hold photosynthesis down. That should keep pollen levels from getting too high.

Still, a warm night with a break in the showers should generate pollen counts up near 100 grains per cubic meter on Tuesday. Remember 100 is considered high but really bad spring days exceed 1000!

By the way, more pollen cleansing showers are in the forecast on Tuesday so the higher pollen counts should occur at dawn before the new showers arrive.

The March Lamb “Baahs”

March came in like a Paper Lion this year with a brisk wind and temperatures near 50 not too tough to take. Along the way, it has been wet (more than 5 inches) and windy (Yeager airport measured its highest wind ever at 84 mph). It has snowed heavily (a general 2”-6” on Home and Garden weekend), there has been a tornado in Kanawha County and highs have briefly touched 70. Now that’s a meteorological mishmash!

As for this week, March is going out like a showery lamb with warm and fuzzy temperatures. The Reds had their season opener delayed by rain today at the Great American Ballpark.

In Cleveland the wind is howling out to center and as I write this the Tribe has already scored 7 runs in 2 innings!

Buc fans, a mild and breezy night is on tap as the Pirates open in Atlanta tonight. Just the chance of a brief shower expected there.

A brief break in the rain locally on Wednesday will be followed by another wet cycle by Thursday night and Friday lasting perhaps until Saturday morning little league openings. I will keep you posted.


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