Water recedes on Ohio River; more rain expected

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ

The Herald-Dispatch

Flood waters cover 20th Street outside the floodgate as the Ohio River continued to rise Monday Catlettsburg.
(Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Despite a now-receding Ohio River and mostly sunny skies Monday, Tri-State residents’ reprieve from wet weather will be short-lived as Wednesday will bring another round of showers, which are expected to continue until the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Mike Kistner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said Huntington could see another 2 to 4 inches of rainfall in the next five to six days beginning Wednesday.

“As we head into the end of the week, we’re expecting several more waves of precipitation to come up and into the Ohio Valley area,” Kistner said.

With already wet ground from this weekend’s recent round of rain, Kistner said flooding will again pose an issue for folks around the Ohio River.

In Huntington, Kistner said the water has started to recede very slowly after cresting at 53.14 feet around 1 p.m. Monday.

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