Quiet today, flooding and winter weather possible this weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Today looks fairly quiet, but we have a wild weekend in store, so buckle up and get ready.

Today and Tonight
While some drizzle can't be ruled out early, I think most of the moisture we see this morning will be in the form of fog. Some of that could be dense in spots, so take it easy out there.

After that, it's cloudy skies and dreary conditions again today. Temperatures should again make a run at the low 40s before dropping into the upper 30s tonight. We pick up a stray shower chance the closer we get to Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast
The weekend forecast will bring a little bit of everything into play. While some uncertainty still remains, the models are coming into more of an agreement, at least for Saturday.

We have two big concerns this weekend. The first is Saturday, where rain chances return and those showers will be heavy at times. With an already saturated ground, it will not take much to cause flooding problems and we expect that on Saturday. Anywhere from 1-2" of rain looks likely and some locations could see up to 3".

You definitely will need to keep an eye on creeks and streams, especially if you live in flood-prone areas. Highs will get a little warmer too, topping out in the low to mid-50s.

Saturday night, temperatures will crash will the passage of the cold front. The daytime high for Sunday will be at midnight and will drop into the low to mid-20s by early morning. The rain will change over to snow, making for slick roads, so try to stay home if you can on Sunday.

Temperatures should stabilize in the low 20s Sunday afternoon before starting to fall again through the overnight. If there is a snowpack on the ground, single digit overnight lows will be widespread. Even without it, it will still be close to the single digits in most areas. Right now, we expect snow accumulation to be light.

Winds will be cranking out of the northwest during this event, so blowing snow could cause visibility issues. Wind chills will be frigid, feeling like the single digits Sunday afternoon and close to zero overnight.

Flash freezing is another concern both nights, so travel is not advised both Sunday and Monday morning.

Monday will feature a return to sunny skies but temperatures that stay cold, only topping out in the upper 20s.

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