Wet weather continues into June

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2003

And you thought May was wet! Meteorologists with the Charleston, W.Va., office of the National Weather Service said June could well follow with its own stories of above average precipitation.

"Through midnight last night at the Tri-State Airport, we've measured 4.2 inches of rain for the month of June," meteorologist Ken Batty said. "We've already reached our normal precipitation level for the month of June."

Three-quarters of an inch of rain has fallen in parts of the region from 8 a.m. Monday morning through 8 a.m. this morning, with some areas receiving more rain than others.

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The forecast calls for the rain to continue into Thursday, with the clouds clearing Friday. The dry spell may end Sunday with another chance of rain.

The rain overnight forced the closure of one area roadway. Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers said State Route 93 was closed at the 8-mile marker for a time this morning because of high water. This was the only report of road closure at press time.