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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An area stretching from north to south through the middle of the state could see flooding rains Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologists have placed a few dozen counties under flash flood watches and flood watches through the majority of the day Sunday. 

A cold front is expected to produce heavy rain Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening with the heaviest amount expected in the evening hours along the eastern ridges.  As much as 2.5 inches of rain could fall in some areas. 

The cold front follows a record-setting day for high temperatures Saturday. For example, it was 87 in Morgantown which broke the previous record high for April 14 set in 1967. 

The counties under watches include:

Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Roane, Taylor, Pocahontas, Randolph, Webster, Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, Boone, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Wyoming, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Tucker, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke and Hancock counties.

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