Flash Flood Watches Issued for Thursday, Rain Stays Through Friday


A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Pocahontas, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming and McDowell counties from 8 AM Thursday through 8 AM Friday. Rounds of heavy rain could cause fast rises on streams, creeks, low-laying areas and poor drainage areas.

A few lingering showers or storms will be possible throughout the rest of our Wednesday night. The flood threat for our region tonight remains low as does the severe threat. We will still watch out for some areas of high water or stronger storms north of I 64 and east of I 77. Nicholas and northern Pocahontas counties would be the best spots to see heavier showers or stronger storms. Overall the threat is low. We are warm again tonight as temperatures only drop into the mid 60s. Shower chances will pick up drastically by Thursday morning.

Thursday the cold front passes us by cooling us off for part of the day as the winds shift. Steady rain and storms associated with the front will mainly move in during the afternoon hours. Rain could be heavy at times! Highs in the mid and upper 70s. Severe weather doesn’t look likely, but flooding will be a big concern throughout the day.

Thursday we have a medium risk of flooding across the region as our front pushes through. Rain will be slow moving along the front and could contribute to isolated issues with flooding for some. Pooling and ponding on roadways would likely be the main issue but smaller creeks and streams will need to watched as well.

Friday morning we watch the rain begin to exit but not before finishing out strong through the early morning hours with some final downpours. As the day goes we will begin to dry out a bit more but some stubborn showers will remain during the day. Highs in the 70s. The flooding threat will have wrapped up by this point.

Rain totals by Friday evening will range from 1 to 2 inches. There could even be a spot up to 3 inches of rain before all is said and down. Most of this would fall Thursday through Friday morning. The highest spots will just depend on where some of the storms set themselves up. Overall flooding looks to be isolated, but everyone has the chance.

Saturday, highs remain in the low 70s. It looks like we will be pretty dry throughout the day with sunshine! It will be cooler than average, but overall a nice day. Firework shows on Saturday night should go off without a hitch! It will be a great way to kick off the holiday weekend.

Sunday, highs make a rebound as we get back to about average in the low 80s. We look dry and sunny throughout the day! It should be a great day to get out and celebrate Independence Day!

A few pop-up afternoon showers and storms in the heat and the humidity of the day remain possible on Monday but most should still remain on the drier side of the forecast. Highs in the 80s.

Tuesday will remain again, mostly dry but a few scattered showers and storms will remain a liability through the second half of the day. Highs in the 80s.

In the extended forecast unsettled weather as hot and humid conditions linger in the forecast. Rain chances are being kept low for now but could rise as the days go on. Highs will remain near or above average through most of this period.

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Storms pick up after midnight. Warm and humid. Lows in the 60s.
Much more unsettled. Lots of showers and storms around. We need to start watching the flooding threat. Highs in the 70s and 80s.
Watch flooding threat as more widespread rain moves in during the morning. We try to dry up by the evening. Highs in the 70s.
Drying out! Cool for this time of year. Highs in the 70s.
Looking great for the 4th of July. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Looking dry and milder. Highs in the 80s.
Holding off on the rain. Highs in the 80s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Some sun, an isolated shower. Highs in the 80s.

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