Flooding and slippery roads possible as wet weather crosses West Virginia
The New Years weekend will bring regular rains and potentially even a snowflake to the mountain state, the National Weather Service said on Saturday.
According to the NWS, up to two inches of rain could fall today and this evening, with a mixture of showers and heavy rain expected to persist in the region until Sunday afternoon.
“Flooding from excessive rainfall continues to be possible,” the NWS said in a flood watch issued for much of West Virginia, including Buckhannon. “Excessive runoff can flood rivers, streams, streams and other low elevation and flood prone locations. Streams and streams can emerge from their banks. Flooding can occur in drainage areas and poor urban areas. Low water crossings can be flooded.
Saturday is expected to be unusually hot again, with the temperature reaching 64 degrees. But winter will return quickly on Sunday, with temperatures dropping throughout the day. Snow showers are possible on Sunday evening.
“Flooding of streams or rivers is also possible until Sunday,” according to a dangerous weather statement issued by the NWS. “Rain turns to snow Sunday evening through Monday morning, with light snowfall expected. This, combined with standing water freezing overnight, could cause slippery spots on the roads.”