A Flood Warning is in effect for Whitley County, where the Cumberland River is cresting about five feet above flood stage today in Williamsburg.
A Flood Warning is also in effect in Nelson County, where the Rolling Fork River is about 3' above flood stage and continues to rise.
Flood Advisories are in effect in Estill, Lee and Knox Counties, where the Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers will continue to run high, but remain below flood stage at these locations.
The final few snow and rain showers will quickly exit eastern Kentucky, and for the first time in half of a week, the sun will make an appearance late in the day as clearing begins. Temperatures will be a good bit below average, with a high only around 41 today, and a cold low of 25 tonight. More sunshine than clouds will combine with a light breeze from the south on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, boosting temperatures back to near 50 degrees for highs. The next round of rain will arrive on Sunday and Monday, and it may end with a few snowflakes early on Tuesday as cold air returns.
Today: After the final snowflakes mixed with valley rain showers exit eastern Kentucky, some gradual clearing will occur from west to east during the second half of the day. Temperatures will not recover much, though, with a chilly breeze blowing from the west. Wind chills will remain in the 30s through the day. Winds: W 5-10 mph. High: 41.
Tonight: Clearing will continue, and it will become very cold with lows falling into the middle 20s. Winds: Calm. Low: 25.
Thursday: High pressure will slide into Kentucky from the west, promoting more sunshine than clouds. Temperatures will recover to near normal for the first day of December, peaking in the upper 40s. Winds: S 5-10 mph. High: 49.
Thursday Night: Under partly cloudy skies, it will be chilly but not as cold as on Wednesday night, thanks to a light breeze from the south. Winds: S 5-10 mph. Low: 30.
Friday: Pleasant weather will continue with partly sunny skies and a midafternoon high near 50 degrees. Winds will remain light. Winds: S 5-10 mph. High: 50.
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