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Flood watch issued for much of region, including Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell

The National Weather Service in Charleston issues a flood watch Wednesday evening through Friday evening for much of the region. Photo shows area in Tornado submitted several days ago. (Phil Blackwell)

With another round of heavy rain that could bring 1 to 3 inches of more rain, the National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flood watch for much of the region, including Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties.

The watch is in effect from Wednesday through Friday evening.

Counties under the watch in West Virginia in addition to Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell are Wayne, Mason, Jackson, Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Lincoln, Roane, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie, Doddridge, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Clay, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Harrison, Taylor, McDowell, Wyoming, Upshur and Barbour. Portions of Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas and Pocahontas counties also are included.

In Kentucky, Greenup, Carter, Boyd and Lawrence counties are included. Meanwhile, Ohio counties included are Vinton, Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence.

The weather service said the ground is already saturated and streams and rivers are running high, so rain has the potential to cause flooding throughout the area.

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

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