Wheeling, WV – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of the Ohio Valley. The weather headline is associated with the incoming rain that we are expected to see from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The watch is from 2 AM Tomorrow morning (Wednesday Sept 1st) until 2 AM on Thursday Sept, 2nd.
The Flash Flood Watch was put into effect due to heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This will have an elevated risk for flash flooding, thanks to the already saturated ground of our region. Rainfall totals will range from 1-4″ with locally higher amounts possible. The farther north of I 70 you live, the less rain you will receive.
There is still uncertainty regarding the track of the system, so rain totals will shift based off where the low-pressure system moves. The recent trend has the system moving farther south and east, correlating to less rain. The StormTracker7 Weather Team will continue to track this as it approaches the Ohio Valley.
A quick reminder on the difference between watch and warning. A watch means that ingredients will be present for an event to occur. A watch gives you time to form a plan. A warning is when all the ingredients have caused an event. A warning is when you need to execute the plan you have made.
StormTracker7 Meteorologist Zach Petey