Severe weather opportunities continue today, heavy rain threat increases in the south

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – We have another serious threat on the table and all modes are included. Stay weather aware and be ready for anything.

Today and Tonight

Heavy rain and some stronger storms overnight, so you can wake up to some localized flooding issues, depending on how long the rain sat over your area. So where, that problem has been mainly confined to our southern counties. Remember, NOT to drive through any flooded roads. It is NEVER worth putting your life and the lives of others at risk just to get somewhere faster. Turn around. Please. Some areas still have several inches of rain today if cells stall out over specific areas.

Chances for showers and storms will depend on where you are located. The latest Storm Prediction Center update has the potential to cause severe weather damage which causes everything from damaging winds to heavy rain and hail and even isolated brief spin-up tornadoes are possible. I NEED to stress it today, you NEED a way to get weather alerts and know where your county is on a map.

The Storm Prediction Center has the greatest risk of severe weather on Thursday. The further north you go, the less likely you are to see the worst storms.(WYMT Weather)

The WYMT weather app is a great tool to have in your toolkit. Not only will it give you immediate notice, but it will also put a blue dot over your geographic location on the radar to let you know where you are in relation to any storms. You can also find the direction they are moving. A NOAA weather radio is also a great thing to give you instant alerts when warnings are issued.

Before you even ask, we don’t have a map for these stories, because models are not handling them well at all. We are into the time of year when storms can literally come out of nowhere and form anywhere. This is why we are asking you to stay vigilant all day long. The atmosphere is already unstable so one cell could blow up quickly if it gets going. The threat is all day long. We’ll be here to track anything that moves in and alert you quickly. Highs will climb into the low to mid-80s this afternoon.

Tonight, our storm is likely to slow down and skies should start to clear out late. Lows will drop into the upper 60s.

Extended Forecast

Thankfully, we get a break from the storms and a return to the sunshine on Friday. The bad news is that we crank up the heat. All models are now forecasting highs in the low 90s and it could be breezy at times. Dew points will also be higher, so not only will the air be hot, it will feel hot. Your heat precautions will be very important, especially if you plan on spending an extended amount of time outside. Sunscreen is your friend and you definitely need to stay hydrated.

Remember and follow these tips to keep you and your family safe on these hot summer days.
Remember and follow these tips to keep you and your family safe on these hot summer days.(WYMT)

That heat will continue into the first part of the weekend with highs staying in the upper 80s on Saturday. Scattered chances for showers and storms will return and some of those who could be strong to severe, especially late in the day. The second half of the weekend looks a little better temperature-wise, but conditions will still be soggy at times. Stay weather aware both days.

We started the old week, with the scattered chances for showers and storms. The good news is that it will be somewhat cooler with highs struggling to get to 70 on Monday. We rebound back to 80 by Tuesday and stay there most of next week.

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