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NWS: Heavy storms possible again (05.15.18)

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Heavy storms could impact West Virginia again Tuesday afternoon and evening but there’s a chance it will be different locations than where heavy storms hit Monday.

Mon Power and Potomac Edison were reporting more than 9,000 customers without service Tuesday morning after Monday’s activity that included high winds and hail.

Some of the largest outage numbers remain in Pendleton, Jefferson and Randolph counties.

Flash Flood Watches take effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and continue into the evening in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Tucker counties.

All of the Eastern Panhandle Counties, with the exception of Pendleton County, will be under Flood Watches late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday for heavy rain out of slow-moving thunderstorms.

According to the National Weather Service, rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2 inches are expected with maybe some locally higher amounts.

The heaviest storms could hit central and southern counties including the Kanawha Valley later in the day on Tuesday where temperatures are expected to rise to the 90 degree mark once again. The southern coalfields could see the earliest action Tuesday, meteorologist said.

--> Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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