Plenty of showers today, dry on Easter

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT)- The rain continues to fall across eastern Kentucky as rounds of showers move through the mountains. The good news is most of it should exit the region just in time for Easter.

Tonight
A slow moving area of upper-level low pressure is passing right over the mountains today. Showers will continue off and on through the remainder of the evening but should taper off by dawn on Easter. Lows tonight will be in the mid-40s.

Easter Sunday
The good news is that drier weather is expected on Easter Sunday. We will see a gradual clearing through the day as highs head into the upper 60s. For folks heading out to early services on Sunday morning, we're expecting mostly cloudy skies. The weather shouldn't affect any Easter Egg hunts planned on Sunday.

Extended Forecast
High pressure dominates the first part of the extended forecast. This means we will see dry conditions, sunny skies, and some much warmer temperatures. Highs early in the week will run in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

By midweek we will see our next storm system begin to move in from the southwest. This area of low pressure could start bringing us showers as early as Wednesday afternoon, but right now it looks like the bulk of the precipitation will hold off until Thursday and Friday. This will bring our high temperatures back down just a bit, we're expecting mid-70s on Thursday and Friday.

WYMT Meteorologist
Shane Smith