Another hot day ahead, strong storms possible late

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) It will be a dry and mild start to this Tuesday, but some storms chances are on the horizon later today.

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Today and Tonight
Look for sunny skies for the first half of the day before clouds and rain chances start to increase by the second half and into the overnight hours.

The entire region is under a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for strong to severe storms this evening, but I'm not expecting any major issues. Most models have scattered showers and storms in play from the late afternoon/early evening hours and a few chances into the nighttime hours. Keep the WYMT Weather App handy just in case we get a warning or two and to help you keep tabs on the rain.

The heat will continue again today. Most locations will see low 90s for highs. I will not rule out a mid 90 somewhere. If you're not a fan of the heat, I'll have some better news for you in a minute. Overnight lows will drop to around 70.

Wednesday and Thursday
We will continue to see those scattered rain chances for both your Wednesday and Thursday.

Highs will be slightly cooler both days with highs in the mid-80s and overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.

The best chance for rain looks to be Thursday as a cold front moves through the mountains.

Extended Forecast
I know a lot of coaches, players, parents and school administrators are anxiously following this part for the first football Friday night in the mountains. As of this morning, the models continue to trend wetter for Friday. Now, that being said, that's still several days away and things can change. Right now, we're forecasting sun and clouds with scattered chances for showers and storms at about 40% for Friday. Highs will be in the low 80s. We'll keep you posted.

The weekend looks to keep that same trend around with sun and clouds, scattered rain chances and highs in the low 80s.

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