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Flood watch issued this weekend for multiple counties, including Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell

The National Weather Service in Charleston issues a flood watch for this weekend that includes multiple areas, including Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties. (MGN Online)

With the potential for more than 2 inches of rain, the National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flood watch for this weekend that includes multiple areas, including Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties.

Other counties under the watch - in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon – are Wayne, Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha, Roane, Calhoun, Boone, Clay, Braxton, and Gilmer counties. Parts of Nicholas, Webster, and Pocahontas counties are also included in the watch.

A flood warning is also in effect for Mingo, Logan McDowell, Wyoming Raleigh and Fayette counties. A flood warning means flooding is already happening or soon will.

In Kentucky, Greenup, Carter, Boyd, Washington, Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence counties are under the watch. Mason and Jackson counties in Ohio are under the watch as well.

Eyewitness News Meteorologist Doug Harlow said the rivers to watch are Kanawha, Guyandotte, Mud, Tug Fork, Big Sandy, Levisa Fork, Gauley and the New. You can read more about what you can expect in his blog here.

The National Weather Service said excessive rainfall, combined with already saturated ground, may lead to flooding along streams, creeks and in low lying areas.

Residents are advised to monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those who live in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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

You can also get the latest weather updates by following meteorologists Brandon Stover, Doug Harlow and Nick Patrick on Twitter.


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