Chris Schulz Published

Severe Weather Moves Into The State 

Water on a pane of glass runs down in the foreground of a grey, undefined scene.
The eastern half of West Virginia is under a hazardous weather outlook, as a storm system that brought deadly storms to the Great Plains moves into the region.

The eastern half of the state is under a hazardous weather outlook Monday afternoon and through the night. Thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening have the potential to produce damaging winds and large hail, as well as heavy rainfall which could lead to minor flooding.

“Some of these storms could produce some very heavy rain, to the tune of maybe as much as an inch, inch and a quarter in an hour’s time frame,” said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist Lee Hendricks. 

This storm system has battered the Great Plains region in recent days with deadly tornadoes and large hail.

Hendricks said although the worst of the system has moved well up into the north and weakened, there’s still a possibility of some isolated, severe weather.

“With any incoming weather system like this, with thunderstorms involved, you need to have a little bit of situational awareness of what’s going on, what’s expected to go on and pay attention,”  he said.

Hendricks said tonight’s storms will usher in a week of potential thunderstorms and milder temperatures.

“We’re looking at really only one day that we can honestly say you’re going to have sunny, dry weather and that’s going to be on Thursday,” he said. “Other than that, we’re going to have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast pretty much through this coming Sunday.”