Pocahontas Could See Mild To Moderate Flooding This Weekend

Marlinton, WV – Rain moving into the area this weekend could mean mild to moderate flooding in Pocahontas County. National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Leonardi says warm temperatures and wind, as well as rain could melt a significant portion of the mountain snow pack that has built up over the last three months.

Warm temperatures and a little bit of rain could translate to a fair amount of water. Leonardi says a powerful upper level low pressure system will be moving into the area possibly picking up additional moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. He says this will be primarily a rain event, but says it’s too soon to tell how much rain will fall. As of Tuesday afternoon, Pocahontas is under a flood watch from Thursday evening through Saturday evening.

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Heather Niday

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