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Mountain areas in West Virginia face the greatest threat from the remains of Florence – WVAH

Mountain areas in West Virginia face the greatest threat of possible flooding and high winds from the remains of Tropical Storm Florence. (MGN Online)

West Virginia's southern and eastern mountain regions have the greatest potential for flooding and high winds when the remains of Tropical Storm Florence arrive.

Eyewitness news Meteorologist Brandon Stover said the rain will increase on Sunday from south to north, and especially light in the afternoon. Rain will be heavier on Sunday mornings, especially on the south and east in the mountains.

Some wind gusts and power outages are possible, mainly in the mountains, in the direction of Beckley, Nicholas County and the east over higher ground.

From the end of Sunday to Monday, the flood potential is highest in the mountain areas – Beckley, Fayettville, Summersville, Bluefield and the Greenbrier Valley.

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible in the mountain areas.

Rainfall potential through Monday for areas are highest in areas such as Beckley, 2 inches, Lewisburg, 4.6 inches and Bluefield, 2.34 inches. Other areas and possible rainfall totals are Charleston, 1.28 inches; Huntington, 0.93 inch; Ashland, 1.63 inches; Sutton, 2.6 inches; Clarksburg, 2.04 inches; Point Pleasant, 1.7 inches; Portsmouth, Ohio, 1.1 inches; Logan, 80 of an inch; and Parkersburg, 1.28 inches.

For the latest Eyewitness News Storm Team prediction, click here.


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