HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A warm front lifts northward across the state while supplying unseasonably mild conditions for all of Eastern Kentucky. In return, temperatures top out in the mid-upper 50’s as scattered showers ramp up this afternoon.
Tonight, cloud cover dominates the skies as lows will be mild. Temperatures only dip into the lower 50’s as a few scattered showers linger for the mountains.
By Thursday, surface high pressure locks in place across the southeastern United States and will provide a little break from the rain for Eastern Kentucky. Strong southwesterly winds will pump in lots of warmth from the Gulf of Mexico as temperatures soar into the low-mid 60’s for highs. However, the dry stint is short-lived as scattered showers ramp back up later Thursday night and into Friday.
A cold front slowly approaches the Commonwealth Thursday night before pumping the brakes Friday morning. This will keep rain chances around through the end of the work week and much of Saturday as the system stalls out.
Highs through the weekend remain unseasonably mild as temperatures climb into the mid-upper 50’s. Low 60s and rain chances return next week as the warm but soggy stretch of weather continues for Eastern Kentucky.