HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A warm front has lifted northward providing for southerly winds and additional rainfall throughout the day. Temperatures have topped out in the mid-50s with mostly cloudy and soggy conditions. As we head into the evening hours, a slight break from the rain will be possible for some locations.
A few lingering showers will be the only rain chances we look at for tonight. With increased moisture, a light drizzle cannot be ruled out for some locations this evening. Rain chances look to be at 30% at best! Mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will be the main story for the evening hours as we continue to sit in the warm sector behind the warm front.
Surface high pressure locks into place across the southeastern United States and will provide a brief break from the rain Thursday. Southwesterly winds will pump warm temperatures into the viewing area. While average temperatures should be in the mid-40s, we will be reaching highs in the mid-60s tomorrow! I would not be surprised to see a few locations reach the upper 60s!
A cold front slowly approaches the Commonwealth Thursday night before becoming stationary Friday morning. Rain chances will increase Thursday night and into the start of the weekend as the system really begins to stall out. Friday will bring some cooler temperatures as highs will occur in the morning hours. Temperatures will quickly rebound into the mid to upper 50s by Saturday and Sunday.
Another warm front and complex system looks to take aim at the region next week. Highs in the low 60s with more rain chances look likely to start the week. An active weather pattern continues to be the main story over the next seven days. Be sure to stay updated with the Sky Alert Weather Team for the latest changes.