Wet Month Changes Drought to Flood Concerns

February's wet weather has ended the drought for most of West Virginia. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, only McDowell County and parts of Mercer, Mingo and Monroe counties are still in a moderate drought.

Rainfall fell below normal across much of the state from mid-April to mid-October. While the return of wet weather eliminated much of the drought, John Sikora with the National Weather Service says it's raised a new concern: flooding.

Sikora says soils across the state are wet. Flooding is possible if there are any significant rains. Heavy rain isn't in this week's forecast. But some counties could see heavy snow.

A heavy snow warning is in effect through Wednesday for Mercer, Summers and Greenbrier counties. Heavy snow warnings also are in effect through Thursday morning for Fayette, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph and
Webster counties.


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