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NWS: April snow and potential flooding on the way

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More winter weather and flooding is possible in parts of West Virginia this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

A Winter Storm Watch takes affect Friday night through Saturday for areas of southwest West Virginia.

NWS Charleston, WV
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Say it ain’t so…SNOW! ***Winter Storm Watch*** goes into effect Friday night through Saturday for the possibility of several inches of heavy wet snow. These may be expanded further this afternoon if confidence increases. Stay tuned!!!! #wvwx #ohwx #kywx


Parts of Putnam, Lincoln, Cabell, Wayne, Mason and Kanawha counties could see several inches of snow.

“Depending on where you are in the state, it could be anywhere from 4-6 to even 7-8 inches as we head up into the higher elevations,” said NWS Meteorologist Nick Webb on Thursday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

The storm system is expected to with rain Friday night and switch over to snow.

“Looks like a good chunk the state — the southern half into the central parts of the state will see snow. The confidence on just how much will fall is in question there,” Webb said.

In addition to another snow event, parts of the Ohio River could experience some flooding.

River Flood Warnings take affect for parts of West Virginia including Parkersburg, Belleville and Point Pleasant. In Ohio, areas of Marietta, Pomeroy and Racine could be affected.

“Most of those are forecast to go into minor flood stage with the exception of Belleville, which is forecast to go into moderate flood stage,” Webb said.

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