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Hazardous Weather Possible Across West Virginia Monday


Update 12:50 p.m.: A freezing rain advisory is in effect for portions of the eastern mountains through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is warning of possible ice accumulations Monday evening into Tuesday, beginning with a sleet mix Monday afternoon, for Cannan Valley including Franklin, Davis, Thomas and Oakland, Maryland.

The National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the rest of West Virginia Monday evening into Tuesday. 

Northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio and southwest Virginia are also included in the forecast. West Virginia counties in beige are affected by the hazardous weather outlook. 

The National Weather Service says a cold front moving into the region Monday afternoon into Tuesday will bring showers, which may include heavy rainfall and wind gusts.

With the ground already saturated from previous storms, forecasters say the additional rainfall could cause localized flooding along small streams and creeks. The strong wind gusts could also cause weak trees to come down.