Spotty showers to start to the day, better rain chances are on the way later

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Most of the rivers that were scheduled to crest have done so and those that haven't will soon, so water levels should start to recede, at least for now.

While there may still be a few flooding issues lingering today, the forecast features mainly cloudy skies with the possibility of some drizzle this morning. Highs will top out around the 50 degree mark.

Tonight, cloudy skies linger, but rain chances will return to the forecast. Lows will only drop into the mid to upper 40s.

The rain will continue to fall off and on throughout Wednesday and could be heavy at times. While the rain will be steady, at this point, we are not expecting a lot of it. We will continue to keep an eye on creeks, streams and rivers to see how it will affect already saturated ground.

Highs will be close to 60 and lows will drop into the mid 50s.

Additional disturbances will continue to ride through Eastern Kentucky for both Wednesday and Thursday. While southwest winds will allow for highs to reach the mid to upper 60s on Wednesday and Thursday, rain chances will be the main story for the middle and the end of the week. We will have to watch for localized flooding issues due to a soggy ground and previous problems earlier this week.

An actual cold front looks to arrive on Thursday evening and throughout the day on Friday. In return, highs will decrease throughout the day on Friday with even more rain chances. On the backside of this system, snow showers could be possible but we do not expect a huge event out of this. At this point, we are more concerned with additional rainfall throughout the week.

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