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Rain threatens Chattanooga soccer tournament with more than 100 teams

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Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The inaugural Scenic City Cup is at risk of not happening if the rain comes as expected. More than 100 soccer teams will be in Chattanooga this weekend with games beginning Friday evening. Many of them will be staying in local hotels and spending money at local restaurants.

Four of the major soccer organizations in the Channel 3 viewing area joined the Greater Chattanooga Sports and Events Committee to present the Scenic City Cup on May 3-5.

Tournament spokesman Stump Martin says he participated in a webinar with the National Weather Service on Friday afternoon and the forecast gives him concern that all games will be able to be played.

Chattanooga Futbol Club, East Ridge Futbol Club, North River Soccer Association, and Redoubt Soccer are organizing the premiere soccer event.

Chattanooga Futbol Club executive Krue Brock said he was encouraged to see the soccer community come together to host this tournament.

"We get to invite people from all over the Southeast to come to our beautiful area and enjoy the beautiful game. It's a true team effort," Brock said.

Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee President Tim Morgan has been working closely with the organizations the past few months during the Scenic City Cup planning stages.

"We're very excited to be the host community for this inaugural soccer tournament," Morgan said. "This event is such a great opportunity to showcase throughout the Southeast all the great assets that Hamilton County offers. It's a privilege to work alongside such an incredible and enthusiastic group of people."

Morgan has been openly complimentary of the group's efforts to bring the soccer community together on such a venture.

Games will take place on Friday-Sunday on 22 fields at Camp Jordan, Redoubt, North River, and Finley Stadium. Teams ranging from U8 through U18 will participate.

For more information on the Scenic City Cup including schedules click here.

WEATHER:

The weather will be a factor this weekend. Channel 3 Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys will be monitoring and gives this update as of Friday:

The weather this weekend will not be the best for soccer or any other outdoor activity. We are moving into a problem filled weekend! Heavy rain will develop across the Tennessee Valley later tonight and into this weekend. Moisture will be converging right over us and that should lead to very heavy rainfall totals. Since we had so much rain last weekend the soil will not be able to accept that much water. This will lead to rapid runoff and that will cause flooding problems... quickly on Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. The temperatures over the weekend will not rise out of the 60's. A storm would not be impossible but I am expecting mainly rain. Saturday night and Sunday could see some storms(50%).  So care will need to be taken on the pitch if lightning is seen or thunder is heard.  Remember if you hear thunder you are close enough to get hit by lightning! 

MORE:
  • Rain is expected at times this weekend. Visitors to the Chattanooga area can stay up to date by downloading the exclusive WRCB weather app for iPhone or Droid.
  • Avoid traffic delays getting to the soccer field with our Traffic Alert app for iPhone and Droid.
  • Track and zoom right down to the soccer field using our interactive iRadar. It will let you know how much longer the rain will be in your area.
  • Email photos from the tournament to pix@wrcbtv.com. You may see some of them on the news but you will see ALL of them in a slide show on our website at WRCBtv.com.

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