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 we expect to see from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The watch is until 2 a.m. on Thursday, September 2.
The Flash Flood Watch has come into effect due to heavy rainfall accompanying the remnants of Hurricane Ida which has an increased risk of flash flooding. Precipitation totals will range from 1-5 with locally higher amounts possible. There is still uncertainty about the track of the system, so rain totals will shift based on where the low-pressure system is moving. The StormTracker7 weather team will continue to monitor this as it approaches the Ohio Valley.
A quick reminder about the difference between watch and alert. A watch means that there are ingredients in place for an event to take place. A watch gives you time to make a plan. A warning is when all ingredients have caused an event. A warning is when you need to execute the created plan.
StormTracker7 Meteorologist Zach Petey