As of 4 a.m., more than 10,000 customers are without power in the state after storms swept through the region late Tuesday night.
Lincoln, Kanawha, and Cabell Counties are reporting the highest number of outages with more than 1,800 customers without power in each county.
AEP also reported about 200 customers without power in Meigs County, OH.
AEP was reporting more than 1,700 customers without power in Jackson County, W.Va., as of 9:45 p.m.
Power outages also reported in Putnam County as of 9 p.m. Cabell County outages climbed to more than 5,100 customers.
A line of showers and strong thunderstorms moved through the Tri-State and Kanawha Valley on Tuesday evening.
It brought heavy rain, brief strong wind and lightning.
Power outages were reported by AEP in a number of counties across West Virginia.
More than 4,100 customers were without service in Cabell County at about 8:30 p.m. according to the AEP web site. Lincoln County had more than 3,100 customers in the dark. Outages were also reported in Logan, Mingo, Kanawha and Wayne County.
The storms continued to move north as the National Weather Service issued watches and warnings across the region.