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Strong Thunderstorms, High Winds, High Streams Possible In Some Areas Of Ohio, WV

Reported: May. 13, 2014 7:49 PM EDT
Updated: May. 13, 2014 8:00 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Tuesday for some areas of Ohio and West Virginia with the possibility of strong thunderstorms, high winds and elevated levels on small creeks and streams.

The areas affected until 8:45 p.m. Tuesday are southeastern Lawrence County in southeast Ohio, and southeastern Ritchie, Roane, Wayne, western Wyoming, southern Wirt, Boone, northwestern Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, northwestern Clay, southern Doddridge, Gilmer, southern Harrison, southern Jackson, Kanawha, northern Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, southern Mason, Mingo and Putnam counties in West Virginia.

At about 7 p.m., strong thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall were located from the southern coalfields of West Virginia extending northeastward along the western slopes of the west Virginia mountains, moving north at 20 mph.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams, and ponding of water on country roads and farmland along the banks of creeks and streams. Wind gusts to 40 mph and pea-sized hail also are possible with a few of these storms.

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