Heavy rain on the way, flooding possible

(WYMT) - Good morning! The next weather system is working into the mountains providing a soggy forecast.

A Flood Watch has been issued for a portion of our area due to the rain moving in Sunday night and sticking around through Tuesday afternoon.

Sunday - Tuesday
As temperatures start out below-freezing this morning, once moisture moves in it could initially fall as wintry mix. This will be isolated and will not last all morning, however it could create slick spots on the roads. I think these issues will be isolated. By noon, rain will have moved in and we will see soggy conditions. Highs will be in the mid-40s with lows in the upper 30s. Once the rain moves in it really does not move out until Tuesday evening.

For Monday, rainy conditions continue. Monday's temperature trend is interesting and not what we are used to. The low temperature will be Sunday night/Monday morning at midnight. Throughout the day, temperatures will increase until we reach our high temperature in the mid 50s at midnight Monday night/Tuesday morning. Temperatures will not decrease at all on Monday.

A cold front will move closer Tuesday bringing in heavier rain. Highs will be near 60 but once the front moves in temperatures will crash into the lower 30s.

Over these three days, our main concern will be localized flooding. We received quite a bit of rain this past week so adding more rain on top of areas that saw flooding last week will be an issue.

Also, mudslides and landslides will be another concern due to heavy rain and extreme temperature chance.

From Sunday to Tuesday Eastern Kentucky could 1.5"-2.5+".

Extended Forecast
Once this system moves through we will start to clear our Wednesday with a stray chance for flurries in the morning. Highs will be near 50 with overnight lows in the low 30s.

For Valentines Day, weather will be mild with highs in the upper 50s but clouds will be increasing throughout the day with rain chances very late Thursday night. Dinner plans look dry!

Another system could be moving into the mountains later in the work week.

We will continue to update you on air, online, and on the WYMT Weather App.



 
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