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Slight risk for severe weather Friday afternoon and Friday night

There is a slight risk for severe weather late Friday afternoon through Friday night along the middle Ohio Valley and northwest West Virginia and a marginal risk along the central Appalachians. Strong to severe storms will be possible with damaging winds as the main threat expected. Isolated flooding issues may be also possible with much of the area in a risk for excessive rainfall. Read More >

The StormReady program helps arm local communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during and after the severe weather event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs and StormReady communities, counties, universities, military bases, Indian Nations, commercial enterprises and other groups are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.  No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

To learn more about the StormReady program please visit  If you would like additional information about the StormReady® program in the NWS Charleston, WV County Warning Area, please contact:

  • Tony Edwards, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  • Phone: 304-746-0173 ext 223
  • Email:

StormReady Counties

  • Jackson County, West Virginia
  • Boyd County, Kentucky
  • Carter County, Kentucky
  • Lawrence County, Kentucky
  • Jackson County, Ohio
  • Kanawha County, West Virginia
  • Logan County, West Virginia
  • Raleigh County, West Virginia

StormReady Communities

  • Beckley, West Virginia

StormReady Universities

  • Ohio University

StormReady Supporters

  • Carter Caves State Park, Kentucky
  • Greenbo Lake State Park, Kentucky
  • Grayson Lake State Park, Kentucky
  • Yatesville Lake State Park, Kentucky
  • Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky/Virginia
  • WBOY-TV, Clarksburg, West Virginia

StormReady Supporter Schools

  • Lincoln Middle School (Harrison County, West Virginia)
  • Lumberport Elementary School (Harrison County, West Virginia)