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Flash Flood Watch Expires In WV; Areas Of Southeastern Ky. Under Watch Until 6 P.M. Friday

Reported: Apr. 4, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
Updated: Apr. 4, 2014 2:46 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- A flash flood watch for West Virginia has expired, but the watch remained in effect for some southeastern areas of Kentucky until 6 p.m. Friday.

While it looks like West Virginia will dodge major flooding issues, Eyewitness News Meteorologist Brandon Stover said the Huntington, Charleston and Cross Lanes areas still could see some brief downpours between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with some gusty winds and possibly some thunder and lightning.

Meanwhile, Stover said the following Kentucky counties are under a flood watch: Pike, Martin, Morgan, Magoffin, Floyd, Johnson and Elliott.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Portions of West Virginia are under a flash flood watch as severe thunderstorms move into the state.

The National Weather Service issued the watch until 5 p.m. Friday for at least 18 counties that includes cities such as Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg and Williamson.

With the ground already saturated from recent rains, the weather service said the latest storms could cause small streams to rise quickly.

Eyewitness News Meteorologist Doug Harlow said the storms will roll through and there will be a lull in the action about 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. Friday. Harlow said gusty storms could pass through the region again after 3 p.m.

In West Virginia, counties in the flood watch area are Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Wayne, Wirt and Wood.

In Kentucky, counties in the flood watch area are Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence, Elliott, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Pike.

Meanwhile, in Ohio, counties in the flood watch area are Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs and Vinton.

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