(WYMT) - Increasing temperatures and a few hours of sunshine have allowed for a pleasant day across Eastern Kentucky. A few showers were present this morning, but we should be calming down for a few hours. As we head into tonight, our eyes will turn to another round of disturbances which will work in the region.
Tonight, clouds will increase again ahead of another disturbance. Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers will continue overnight. A 30% chance of showers will continue through this evening.
The rain will continue throughout the next three days and will be heavy at times. The mountains will be caught in a "warm sector" with southwest winds. What this will do is increase both our rain chances and temperatures, despite cloudy skies throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will reach the low-mid 60s on Wednesday with shower chances in the forecast. We will increase those temperatures to the upper 60s and lower 70s on Thursday despite the rain chances expected in the forecast.
I think the heaviest rain sets up late Thursday and throughout the day on Friday as a cold front moves through. We could be dealing with a few thunderstorms throughout this time period. Highs will occur at 12 a.m. Friday. This will mean a cold front will sweep through and decrease temperatures throughout the day. We will watch for some localized flooding issues, but I don't think widespread flooding will be an issue. Eventually, we could see a transition to some light snow showers on Friday night. No accumulation is expected at this time due to warm and wet ground temperatures. Lows on Friday night will drop into the low 30s.
We always want to highlight your weekend forecast but models are having a tough time with it. One long-range model likes the idea of a drier weekend while the other likes soggy conditions. For now, a 20% chance of rain on Saturday and a 40% chance of showers on Sunday look to be the solid bet. Highs will go from the upper 40s on Saturday to the mid 50s by Sunday afternoon. We will continue to watch the latest trends.