Severe Weather Alert Day: Flash Flood Watch in effect through tonight

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 2:31 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Friday is a WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day. Most of the region has dealt with heavy rain for several days now and it could cause additional issues today.

Today and Tonight

Thanks to the upper-level low still nearby, we will see more waves of showers and storms today, with some of those again dumping a lot of moisture on parts of the region. Continue to keep an eye on your creeks and streams today. So far, we have not had any significant reports of flooding, but a lot of areas have a very saturated ground. There is a Flash Flood Watch out for most of the area until 2 a.m. Saturday. Some areas could see an additional 1-2″ of rain or more very quickly today.

A Flash Flood Watch is out for the entire region until early Saturday morning.
A Flash Flood Watch is out for the entire region until early Saturday morning.(WYMT)

Remember, if high water becomes an issue in your area, do NOT drive through that water! Turn around, don’t drown! It’s as simple as that.

We’ll see mainly cloudy skies today and highs that will again struggle to get out of the 70s in some areas. The official forecast high is 80. Chances for rain will become more scattered tonight before tapering out. Lows will drop into the upper 60s.

Weekend Forecast

That low pressure will still be close enough to sling some moisture back at us all weekend, but nowhere like what it has done the last few days. Scattered is the keyword to remember for Saturday and Sunday. We should even see some sun at times and that will heat us up into the mid to upper 80s for daytime highs both days. Lows should drop into the mid to upper 60s.

Extended Forecast

Next week, following the passage of a weak front, we FINALLY return to some nicer and drier air. Highs Tuesday through Thursday could stay in the 70s and low into the low 60s and maybe even upper 50s for overnight lows. Man, that will be nice.

Copyright 2021 WYMT. All rights reserved.