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Severe Weather, Flash Flood Advisories Issued for Much of West Virginia

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood watch for much of West Virginia. The watch is in effect until Friday morning for southwestern parts of the state stretching northeast towards Clarksburg, Fairmont and Elkins.

Areas surrounding the cities of Morgantown and Moundsville are under a flash flood warning until 12:45 p.m. Thursday. 

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect for much of the southeastern and eastern parts of the state until 10 p.m. Thursday. 

The National Weather Service says the ground in the watch area is already wet from heavy rain over the past few days and additional rainfall is possible through Friday morning. If this additional rainfall is seen, creeks and other waterways are likely to rise, causing flash flooding. 

For the latest on severe weather, visit the National Weather Service.