Rain Soakers Ahead! Soggy Pattern Settles Into Southern W.Va.

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): A stalled front will be the catalyst for repeated heavy downpours into early this weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill has the details:

FLASH FLOOD RISK: Given the weak flow aloft and high atmospheric moisture content, showers and storms this evening will sit over one location for a good 30-45 minutes and trigger standing water. Rain will fade late tonight and return between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. There is an even more heightened risk for streams and creeks to overflow their banks Saturday afternoon given the repeated downpours expected.

After Saturday, the next risk for heavy rain is Monday afternoon, then again Wednesday and Thursday.

LONG-TERM: Likely starting Mother’s Day weekend and continuing through the following weekend (May 18-19), temperatures will trend cooler than average. A hard frost is not expected below 4,000 feet, but you will save on air conditioning costs. After a soggy first weekend and first full week of May, when the cooler air mass arrives, we will trend drier.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill’s recent Facebook Live where he talks through the weather forecast:

Chad’s latest 7-Day Forecast:

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