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Soaking rains return: Thursday thunderstorms bring heavy rain, lightning: July 22, 2004
ABOVE: Lightning fills the sky above Route 119 near Alum Creek, south of Charleston.
EXPEDITION VIDEO: Lightning along Corridor G
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - After an over two-week period of mostly dry weather, two rounds of storms and heavy rain affected the Mountain State on Thursday. The first batch of storms lasted much of the afternoon and brought up to 2 inches of rain to parts of the region. Minor flooding was reported in several locations. Later in the evening, a second round of storms with a display of frequent lightning affected western and southern parts of the state. Photos can be enlarged by clicking on each thumbnail image.
BELOW: Scenes from the first round of heavy rain in downtown Charleston, from Storm Highway video on The Weather Channel on Friday.
BELOW: Lightning over Corridor G (Route 119) in southern Kanawha County.
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