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Tornado Watch Issued For Eyewitness News Viewing Area

Reported: Jun. 3, 2014 6:41 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 4, 2014 6:46 PM EDT

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) -- The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a tornado watch for several counties in the Eyewitness News viewing area until 9 p.m.

In West Virginia, Boone, Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Putnam Roane, Wayne, Wirt and Wyoming counties are affected.

In Kentucky, Lewis, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Pike counties are under the watch.

Scioto, Gallia, Jackson and Lawrence counties in Ohio are also affected.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) – Two lines of severe thunderstorm are set to move into the Eyewitness News viewing area Wednesday evening.

According to Eyewitness News meteorologist Jim Barach, isolated and sporadic storms will occur throughout the early evening, then the first line of severe storms will arrive around 6 p.m. A second line of storms will move shortly after, with severe weather continuing throughout the region until about midnight.

Barach said the storms will bring heavy gusts of wind, downpours, hail and lightning.

Scattered showers are forecast for Thursday morning, followed by clear weather Friday and Saturday.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kaylin Searles) -- Severe weather, including high winds, large hail, dangerous lightening and heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Eyewitness News viewing area Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Storms capable of damaging wind gust will move through the region in a West to East fashion, according to Eyewitness News meteorologist Brandon Stover.

Stover said viewers should start to see severe weather which will start in Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky around 4 p.m. and head into Kanawha around dinnertime, or shortly thereafter.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) -- Severe weather, including high winds, is expected to hit the Eyewitness News viewing area Wednesday evening.

A severe thunderstorm complex will move in to the region, bringing hail and heavy rain, according to Eyewitness News meteorologist Jim Barach.

Barach said the storms should arrive in the evening, but due to the volatile nature of the system, pinpointing the exact time and locations affected is difficult at this point.

Barach said current models call for the storms to hit at about 8 p.m., but it’s possible they could arrive earlier, as conditions change in the next 24 hours.

Although the storms will bring bursts of heavy rain, Barach said flooding should not be a problem, due to their fast-moving nature.

Stay tuned to our weather section for the latest updates on this storm system.

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