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Warnings, watches canceled for Cabell, other area counties

Jan. 30, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

HUNTINGTON — The National Weather Service has canceled severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado watch for Cabell and several of its surrounding counties. A wind advisory remains in effect.

Emergency dispatchers received no reports of significant damage in Cabell or Wayne counties as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The same was true in Lawrence County, Ohio, and Boyd County, Ky.

Crews reported a fallen tree at 9th Street and 11th Avenue near downtown Huntington. Lawrence County 911 also received one report of a fallen tree.

American Electric Power reported 2,136 customers in Cabell County without electricity at 10:15 a.m., however nearly 1,900 were being reported prior to the storm. The utility also reported 132 customers without electricity in Wayne County.

Putnam and Lincoln counties remained under a tornado watch at 10:15 a.m. It is set to expire at 1 p.m. Such a watch means conditions are right for tornado development, but does not indicate the spotting of an actual tornado.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today and some of the storms could be severe with hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s high will near 68 degrees. Winds will start around 11 to 16 mph then increasing this afternoon to 18 to 23 mph with gusts as has 37 mph. Tonight will bring rain and possible some snow along with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 28. High winds will continue around 20 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 44 mph.

Thursday will see a slight chance of snow showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 34. Breezy conditions will remain. Thursday night will see a chance of snow showers, cloudy skies and a low around 17.

Friday will bring a slight chance of snow showers, partly sunny skies and a high near 24. Friday night will see a slight chance of snow showers, partly cloudy skies and a low around 16.

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