Storms expected to move into the area today

The Charleston and Huntington areas could see showers and storms this afternoon and late this evening. (MGN Online)

Two rounds of thunderstorms are possible Tuesday across the Tri-State area.

The Charleston and Huntington areas could see rain showers or a storm in the early afternoon, but the system it is not likely to be too severe. The stronger storm will pass through the area in the late evening.

A flash flood watch is currently in effect for northeastern parts of the state until 4 p.m. These areas include Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion and Monongalia counties.

A break in weather will come late in the afternoon and early evening. A squall line will be approaching the western part of the state by 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. and it will move across the state from midnight to about 3 a.m. Wind gusts and brief heavy rain should be expected.

Some tornado warnings could be issued near the Cincinnati area and as far as western West Virginia. Southeastern Ohio could have risks of water issues due to previous rains.

The system will move out after 3 a.m. with cooler and quieter weather by dawn Wednesday. Eyewitness News Meteorologist Doug Harlow has more details in his blog. To see the latest Eyewitness News Storm Team forecast, click here.

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