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Flood watch remains in effect through Friday evening

Viewer Ashley Reynolds sent us this photo from West Hamlin.
Viewer Ashley Reynolds sent us this photo from West Hamlin.(Courtesy of Ashley Reynolds)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT
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(NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE) - A flash flood watch remains in effect for portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH and Meigs. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Pocahontas, Northwest Raleigh, Northwest Randolph, Northwest Webster, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Pocahontas, Southeast Raleigh, Southeast Randolph, Southeast Webster, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.

The watch continues throughout Friday evening.

Showers and thunderstorms could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain in less than an hour Friday into Friday evening, due to high moisture content and slow storm motion.

Even area wide average precipitation could total close to an inch, and locally higher totals of 3 to 6 inches are possible, especially where a storm persists, or multiple storms hit the same location. As a result, flash flooding is possible, especially in areas with saturated soils from heavy rain in recent days.

Stream rises are likely and, eventually, mainstem river rises are possible.

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