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Flash Flood Watch Covers Much of the Ohio Valley

June 13, 2013
By JENNIFER COMPSTON-STROUGH City Editor , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - Severe weather that was expected to blow into the Ohio Valley on Wednesday evening could continue to threaten the area today.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Ohio, Brooke, Hancock and Wetzel counties in West Virginia and for Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson and Monroe counties in Ohio. It was to remain in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday until this afternoon. Forecasts called for 1-2 inches of rain to fall across the region as thunderstorms traveled from Columbus to Wheeling to Morgantown.

The NWS cited the possibility that up to 3 inches of precipitation could fall in localized areas, increasing the risk for flooding. â–ºSee Full Article