Flash Flood Watch out for part of the area today

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The forecast has changed overnight and those changes are probably not something you want to hear.

Today and Tonight
Most folks will start off the day with some dense fog. Be extra careful on the roads this morning and give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going.

We are wedged in between these two fronts and they are shifting, which is what is leading to the increased rain chances as we head through your Friday, especially near the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

There is a Flash Flood Watch for Bell, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Wayne and Whitley County until 6 p.m. tonight. Heavy rain is likely today in those areas. Please remember to turn around and don't drown if you come across high water over a road.

While the bulk of the rain should stay in that area, some of it could drift north. While the Mountain Parkway/I-64 corridor could have sunshine at times, most of us will stay cloudy today.

I have forecasted a high of 80, but honestly, I'll be surprised if some folks make it to that. I think a lot of areas, especially those who see rain, stay in the upper 70s.

The rain chances start to taper off as we head into the evening hours tonight, but will still be around for a while. Fog will develop again late as we drop into the mid to upper 60s.

This Weekend
Those fronts will hang tough for your Saturday before trying to finally get out of town on Sunday.

Because of that, we keep our rain chances at 40% on Saturday before going down to 30% on Sunday. The good news is that we should see some sunshine mixed with clouds both days.

Highs will top out in the low to mid-80s with lows dropping into the mid-60s.

Extended Forecast
The chances for showers and storms decrease for the first part of the week, but they can't be ruled out completely. As of now, Monday through Wednesday look to see mainly sunny skies with stray chances possible.

Another system could approach the area by the end of next week, ramping up our rain chances. We'll keep you posted as we get closer.

As always you can stay updated online, on social media and on our WYMT Weather App.



 
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