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WV MetroNews – Florence threatens heavy rain for West Virginia – West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Emergency officers in West Virginia are still waiting for the consequences of what was originally Hurricane Florence. The storm that landed as a Category 1 storm was lowered to a Tropical Storm on Friday night, and by the time it reaches West Virginia, it is expected that it will be classified as a Tropical Depression.

The storm continues to pack a severe rain shower that must be in one way or another in every province in West Virginia.

"We are looking at the possibility of flash nuisance, especially in the areas where we expect the higher rainfall amounts," said Meteorologist Dave Marsalek of the Charleston office of the National Weather Service. "But we're going to look at all the creeks, streams and rivers, and I think we can expect at least a pretty good increase in all of them."

The prediction for West Virginia requires about 2 to 4 inches of rainfall concentrated over the mountains of West Virginia and mainly on the eastern slopes and in the Eastern Panhandle. However, the rest of the Mountain State can also expect a considerable amount.

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