Back and forth conditions, cooler temps for the first full week of December

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Hope you enjoyed the unseasonably warm weekend to start the month of December. That warmth will be nowhere to be found this week.

Today and Tonight
A dry cold front will continue its trek through the mountains early Monday, meaning temperatures have been going down since last night. Once the front clears, temps should stabilize in the low 40s before starting to fall again tonight.

Look for sun and clouds to start the day, but those clouds quickly increase late this morning and into the afternoon hours. By early this evening, chances for rain move back into the area. That rain will turn into wintry mix and snow as temperatures drop.

Since it was nearly 70 degrees yesterday, I don't expect any accumulation. If you see any, it would be in the highest elevations and it still wouldn't be much. Mainly on grassy and colder surfaces. Lows will drop into the low 30s.

Extended Forecast
I'll be blunt, the forecast for this week is a mess. There are chances for wintry mix and snow just about every day. The best chances for any kind of accumulation will be Tuesday night into Wednesday and this weekend.

Temperatures will definitely turn colder, with highs Tuesday and Wednesday staying in the 30s and lows in the 20s.

Now, let me go ahead and address the hype that the weekend system is already getting. I know there are a lot of models floating around on the internet showing crazy amounts of snow. That system is basically a week out. You all know how much things can and do change here in the mountains. We will absolutely keep you posted as we get closer, like we always do. Let's just take it one day at a time this week.