Get set for a near rain-free day today.  Our Thursday opens with patchy fog and will be partly sunny with a high of 55  though some of us will see a spot or two of rain, most of us will not, before rain chances ramp back up tonight.

TOP PHOTO:  High water is here on Old Standard Road late Wednesday afternoon.

It was a quiet night at the E-911 Center with no reports of downed trees or excessive flooding issues.  Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck and his crews  continue to monitor county roads this morning after a busy day yesterday.

Dilbeck said, “My rain gauge read that 3.5 inches of rain fell Tuesday night.  We’ve dealt mainly with debris and downed trees.”  He added that we received so much rain here in Campbell County at one time that the ditches and culverts could just not carry it.  Dilbeck, hoping that we don’t get much more rain, pointed out that there was some flooding around Jellico Wednesday afternoon, but that the water is going down.

This is how Creekmoore Housley Road looked Wednesday afternoon.

Rainfall chances dramatically increase tonight and will create some isolated flooding.  Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected Friday and Friday night and then again on Saturday.  Expect more flooding on Friday when the heaviest rain looks to occur.  Rain chances run high again Saturday.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday bring rain-free days with plenty of sunshine.  The next chance of rain after those days comes Tuesday night.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/21/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROAD SUPER RON DILBECK)