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Boyd County, KY

Flash Flood Watch issued for Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence by NWS

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 13 days ago

Cover picture for the articleEffective: 2021-06-11 15:45:00 EDT Expires: 2021-06-12 00:00:00 EDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Severe Certainty: Possible Instruction: You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Target Area: Boyd; Carter; Greenup; Lawrence FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH and Meigs. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Pocahontas, Northwest Raleigh, Northwest Randolph, Northwest Webster, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Pocahontas, Southeast Raleigh, Southeast Randolph, Southeast Webster, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. * Until Midnight EDT tonight. * Showers and thunderstorms could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain in less than an hour today into tonight, due to high moisture content and slow storm motion. Even area wide average precipitation could total close to an inch, and locally higher totals of 3 to 6 inches are possible, especially where a storm persists, or multiple storms hit the same location. As a result, flash flooding is possible, especially in areas with saturated soils from heavy rain in recent days. Stream rises are likely and, eventually, mainstem river rises are possible.

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