The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 20, 2014

Weather alert issued for most of Southern W.Va.

Happy to see the snow go?

Most of us are, but there could be a problem if it leaves too quickly.    

Emergency Operations Centers across southern West Virginia had no reports of flooding Thursday afternoon.

But that may not be the case for long.

The National Weather Service has issued a weather alert for overnight Thursday warning of a slight risk of thunderstorms across most of southern West Virginia.

Wind gusts could be up to 40 mph.

Given the big meltdown of snow, combined with soil that is already saturated with moisture, we could be in for flooding problems if rains are heavy Thursday night into Friday.

Thursday night will be cloudy and the rain will begin to come in after midnight, forecasters say. Thunderstorm activity, as of now, is possible around 8 a.m. Friday.



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