FLOOD WARNING

OH: Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, Washington

WV: Jackson, Mason, Wood

Until 215 AM EST Friday.

At 809 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated that heavy rain was falling over the area. Automated gauges are reporting 1 to 1.25 inches of rain has fallen since late this afternoon. Another half inch to one inch is expected, before the rain slackens after midnight. This will result in flooding, particularly across low lying and poor drainage areas. Strong rises will occur along small creeks and streams, which may surpass bankfull.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Parkersburg, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Nelsonville, Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Ripley, Pomeroy, Glouster, McConnelsville, Oak Hill, Beverly, Rio Grande, Racine, and Coolville.

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