CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – In the aftermath of heavy rainfall on Tuesday, coupled with snowmelt, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston reports an elevated risk of flooding across West Virginia.
While the most intense rain has ceased, rivers are rising, with several gauges registering levels near or above flood stage.
This is possible in the mountainous regions, though some areas in Northwest West Virginia and Southeast Ohio are also affected.
The higher elevations are anticipating snow showers, contributing to accumulations ranging from 2 to 4 inches. Lowland areas may see minimal to no snowfall.
As the weather system responsible for the precipitation moves away, gusty winds remain a problem throughout the day.
Across the higher ridges, gusts are expected to reach 50 to 60 mph, while lowland areas can anticipate gusts of 40 to 45 mph.
This surge in wind activity will usher in colder temperatures into Wednesday, gradually subsiding by Wednesday afternoon and night.
Looking ahead, a similar weather system is forecasted to impact the region on Friday and Saturday, bringing a combination of strong winds, heavy rain, and potential snowfall on the tail end.