A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
Two fires blocks away from each other ignited at the same time.
It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in downtown Middlesboro and that's why firefighters say they suspect arson.
Crews were battling a fully engulfed abandoned apartment building when they had to rush to a nearby furniture store also on fire.
People in several near-by apartments had to be evacuated and several streets in downtown Middlesboro were closed until the fires were put out.