The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Athens County until 8:45 AM.
At 2:46 AM, gauge reports indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. 2 to 2.5 inches of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly on medium sized creeks. Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Glouster, Chauncey, Jacksonville, Trimble, Amesville, Guysville, Stewart, Stroud Run State Park, Burr Oak State Park and The Plains.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.
Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.
You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, #NWSRLX.