Strong storms set to hit Upshur County Monday afternoon

Severe weather could impact Upshur County and the surrounding areas Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Charleston warned.

“Two lines of thunderstorms are expected to form in advance of a cold front this afternoon into this evening,” the NWS said in issuing a severe thunderstorm watch. “Some of these storms may contain damaging wind gusts, large hail, and heavy downpours.”

The first line of storms was approaching Interstate 79 at about 1:10 p.m. Monday, moving east. That storm was under a severe warning with winds of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail possible.

“Hail damage to vehicles is expected,” according to the warning, which was for the Glenville area. “Expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.”

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