High water this morning in Chapmanville, W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service in Charleston is putting out flood alerts for the West Virginia coalfields after some significant rainfall.

“The front associated with the system is at about at the Ohio River and behind it we don’t expect too much, but we do have some high water in spots from heavy precipitation overnight,” said Meteorologist Maura Casey with the National Weather Service in Charleston. “Areas that have received the most amount of rain are Central Boone, Northern Logan, and Northern Mingo County.  They’ve received a couple inches of rain and could get another half inch or so.”

Casey said there was an isolated flood threat in those areas where the heavy rain concentrated most of Sunday night into Monday morning.   The worst of it should be past by Monday evening.

“The front itself will move through this afternoon.  As far as the high water receding, your smaller creeks and streams will recede by the afternoon and into the evening hours,” she explained. “On the larger rivers, while we’re not expecting any flooding they will get high and remain that way for a day or so.”

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