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NWS issues warnings Gov. Justice issues a state of preparedness

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for the region from 1 p.m. Tuesday January 9 through Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.

The precipitation is likely to begin as a mix of rain and snow then becoming all rain with up to 4 inches a possibility.

The rain is expected to be heavy at times with high winds of up to a possible 40 miles per hour at times.

Governor Jim Justice has declared a state of preparedness for all of West Virginia as the heavy rains and wind could cause power outages.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and other power providers are prepared for any potential outages with weather safety tips found here.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has also reported caution if traveling during these conditions.

Stayed tuned to the River 953 and Fox Sports 1450 AM for Kemp Miller’s up to the minute weather forecast as condition develop.

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