Midwest Rainfest Heads For Southern West Virginia

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Following near record highs Thursday, showers and storms return late Friday evening.

FLOOD THREAT: Showers and storms producing 1-2″ per hour rain rates will create standing water in spots between 5-9 p.m. Friday. Rain will fade Friday night and early Saturday and then return after 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Additional rain rates of 1-2″ per hour will trigger flash flooding in the region. Rain will fade late in the day. On Sunday, any one spot has a 30% chance to see a shower or storm between 3-6 p.m. Again, with high atmospheric moisture available, flash flooding is possible. Showers and storms will once again be widespread Monday afternoon with a renewed flood threat. The next best chance of widespread rain is Thursday.

HEAT AND HUMIDITY: Friday will be warm again, but no records will be established. You will notice the humidity jump big time in the late afternoon when the showers and storms arrive. The weekend will be much more humid than what we have seen so far this spring season. For next week, Wednesday will be the warmest (rivaling today’s high in the mid-80s). Each day next week will be quite humid until very late in the week.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill has the latest:

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