National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

As the system moves out by this evening, the area will see sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the low 80s this weekend. Two inches or more of rain is possible by late Friday night in the watch area. A flood warning, meaning that there were areas with flooding in progress, was issued for parts of in and Armstrong counties.

According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Knox County is under a Flash Flood Watch beginning 5:56 a.m. Friday, June 23 until 8 a.m. Saturday, June 24. Flooding may be imminent in many low-lying areas, especially in southern IL where rains have persisted since late last night. However, locally higher amounts around 3 inches are possible.

On Friday evening, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice planned to join a candlelight service at Rainelle United Methodist Church in one of his state's worst-hit flood areas of 2016. Flash flooding is a very risky situation.

The U.S. Storm Prediction Center said severe weather remains a lingering threat from the Southeast to western Pennsylvania. Currently, there is a small risk of a tornado south of the Greater Cincinnati area.

Do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways - "Turn Around-Don't Drown".

  • Joanne Flowers