Soggy conditions for the first half of the weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Some folks woke up to some thunder and lightning early this morning. Chances for those, along with rain, will be with us for the next couple of days.

Today and Tonight
Take the rain gear with you and keep it handy. Waves of rain will be around all day and all night. I think the most widespread rain will be this morning and this evening, with chances becoming more scattered at times during the afternoon hours. Some of those showers could be heavy at times and a few may even have a little lightning and thunder with them.

Highs will top out in the mid-50s today before dropping into the low 50s overnight.

This Weekend
Saturday, the low-pressure system will continue its trek into the mountains, bringing us our rain chances up to near 100%. Thanks to a warm front, highs will get close to 60 on Saturday, even with the rain. Those warmer temperatures also mean there could be a few embedded thunderstorms.

While some of those could contain some gusty winds, they will not be severe. The chances for rain will start to become more scattered by Saturday night and should end early Sunday morning.

After that, sunshine returns for the second half of the weekend, so it's not a complete washout to start December.

Lows Saturday night will drop into the low 50s. They will be in the low 40s Sunday night. Daytime highs on Sunday will soar into the mid-60s. Enjoy it, because it won't last long.

Extended Forecast
The first full week of December features two things: The WYMT Mountain Classic basketball tournament and some interesting weather.

It's a running joke here at the station that it's not the Mountain Classic unless it snows during the tournament. While the first of next week looks to feature primarily rain chances, there is a chance of snow by midweek.

The warmth of the weekend will definitely be a thing of the past, as daytime highs go from the low 50s on Monday to the low to mid-30s on Wednesday.

We'll keep you posted as we get closer.

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