Florence soaking the Carolinas, will bring rain to the mountains this weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Hurricane Florence continues to batter the Carolinas this morning and its remnants will move toward the mountains late this weekend.

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Short Term Forecast
While catastrophic flooding is going on in parts of North Carolina, our forecast is still quiet here at home. A lot of areas are seeing some fog this morning, so give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going.

Most of your Friday will feature sun and clouds, before some of those outer bands of Florence try to work their way toward us, bringing the chances for scattered showers and storms late, especially in the eastern and southern counties. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 80s before dropping into the upper 60s under partly cloudy skies.

Saturday looks very similar to Friday with more clouds late in the day with a little bit better of a rain chance in the evening hours. Temperatures will start to cool a little as well, only getting into the mid-80s before dropping into the upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies.

Extended Forecast
While Florence is expected to bring up to 30" of rain to some areas in North and South Carolina, the storm will be much weaker and disorganized by the time it starts working its way toward us.

The latest data brings the system, either as a tropical depression or the remnants of the storm, into our area late Sunday afternoon going into the evening hours. The rain chances will continue Sunday night, through Monday and into early Tuesday.

The heaviest rain should be confined to far Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia. Most locations are looking at 1-2" of rain, with some isolated higher amounts.

We don't expect this to cause too many problems, but some local high water issues are possible.

Our team will be monitoring this situation around the clock all weekend long. Don't forget that you can track Hurricane Florence not only here at home, but as it makes its way through the Carolinas on the WYMT Weather app. It's a free download in both app stores. Be sure to keep it locked to WYMT, wymt.com and our social media pages. We're dedicated to you.