Flood watch issued in West Virginia with approaching storm

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According to the weather service, the average high temperature for January 11 is just 31 degrees. Accumulations of snow, if any, are under an inch.

The rain and warm temperatures could cause some flooding.

The region is now under a flood watch through Saturday afternoon, and a winter storm warning for possibly seven inches of snow starts this afternoon and continues through Saturday morning.

Thursday night, he explained, the precipitation and cold air will move in from the west.

Cullman Emergency Management Agency Director Phyllis Little said confidence in the prediction model is still relatively low, but that should begin to change by today's weather service briefing at 1:30 p.m.

A Flood Watch went into effect at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Our meteorologists say a change from rain to freezing rain will occur in northwest Arkansas around 6 p.m. this evening, with the onset of sleet following 2 to 3 hours later. It will be windy on Thursday, and new ice accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch is possible, along with snow accumulation of less than a half-inch. It's a somewhat different story on the Eastern Plains were if the snow develops soon enough, it's possible there could be a quick inch or two of snow which of course would be very welcomed.

Tonight - Snow. Low around 16.

Breezy conditions will cause wind chills between 17 and 27 degrees Friday and 11 and 16 Friday night. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 10 to 15 miles per hour after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. South wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and frigid temperatures continue, with a low temperature of 16 degrees.

Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 24. This morning, most locations are 30-35° cooler than Thursday's start! Temps in the teens and low to mid 20s most of next week.

The weather forecaster estimates an 82 percent chance of snow, according to a forecast provided through The Associated Press.

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