Strong storms possible this evening, localized high water issues possible

Published: Jun. 13, 2021 at 12:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 6:42 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Stay weather aware this evening as we have the possibility for some strong storms and heavy rain that could lead to some localized high water issues.

Today and Tonight

Most of our region is under a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for severe weather with a slight risk (2 out of 5) not too far away.

The Storm Prediction Center has most of our region under a marginal risk for severe weather...
The Storm Prediction Center has most of our region under a marginal risk for severe weather today, with a slight risk not too far away.(WYMT)

As usual, the main threats are strong wind, heavy rain and small hail. If the heavier rain bands work their way across areas still saturated from the rain of the last few days, we will likely have some high water issues. Make sure you have a way to get warnings quickly today, like the WYMT weather app or a weather radio. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s today.

As usual in a summertime pattern, the deeper into the night we get and the more worked over the atmosphere gets, we will lose the severe aspect of the storms, but the heavy rain threat could possibly linger. Keep an eye on your creeks and streams and be ready to move if water starts rising. Remember, do NOT drive through flooded roads. Turn around, don’t drown.

Extended Forecast

The rain chances will taper off by Monday morning, however, by Monday afternoon another front arrives and will bring with it a few more showers and storms. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s with lows in the mid-60s.

For the rest of the workweek, a very pleasant weather pattern will take shape as high pressure takes control of our weather. Expect drier and cooler conditions Tuesday through Friday with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s with lows in the mid-50s to lower 60s.

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