Flash Flood Watch through the evening

Flash Flood Watch through the evening

Among the counties included in the watch are McDowell, Wyoming, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Mercer, Monroe, Summers and Greenbrier.

A flash flood watch continues state-wide through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Both the flash flood watches and the coastal flood warnings are scheduled to last through Monday afternoon, the weather service said. While one line was located well south and east of the Lehigh Valley just after 5 a.m., heavy rainfall arrived and will prolong its visit today.

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With heavy rainfall expected over the weekend, the local Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is warning of possible flooding in the local region. Excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding along creeks, streams and low lying areas.

Weather officials say the greatest risk for flooding will be along windward slopes, though all areas could experience flooding.

A strong cold front will approach the area from the west this afternoon and pass across the region tonight. According to the NWS, flash flooding is extremely risky. Flood waters will also threaten some homes and businesses. The second half of the week looks mostly dry and much calmer although there could be a few showers overnight Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. However, temperatures will remain below normal for mid-April.

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