Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State wildlife officials say southern West Virginia has become a popular habitat for black bears.
Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro told state legislators in Charleston this week bears have been thriving there since they were introduced years ago to relieve pressures in other parts of the state, according to Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/RPHAyd ).
He said old strip mines are a perfect habitat for the bruins.
In northern counties, for instance, one cub born per female is the norm, while in southern West Virginia the ratio is higher.