The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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April 4, 2014

UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for parts of region

Portions of West Virginia are under a flash flood watch as severe thunderstorms move into the state.

The National Weather Service issued the watch until 5 p.m. today for at least 18 counties that includes cities such as Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg and Williamson.

The NWS also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Fayette, Raleigh and Wyoming counties as there is a slight chance for severe thunderstorms today with a strong wind gust.

With the ground already saturated from recent rains, the weather service says the latest storms could cause small streams to rise quickly.

WVVA Meteorologist Brian Walder said a cold front is coming into the Beckley area this evening, but he is not expecting severe weather along with it.

Walder said severe winds are categorized at 58 mph and higher, and this region should only see winds in the 30 and 40 mph range.

As for the weekend, he said temperatures will be cooler, but seasonal.

Saturday may start off cloudy, but the sun is expected to come out and temperatures should be around 60.

Sunday is also expected to be dry and in the 60s, but another April shower is coming our way Monday. 

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