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Wet weekend on tap, flooding possible

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Here's the latest VIPIRCAST forecast of total rainfall through Sunday evening. These totals are subject to change. Here's the latest VIPIRCAST forecast of total rainfall through Sunday evening. These totals are subject to change.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Rain continues for portions of the Channel 3 viewing area.

UPDATE: SUNDAY, MAY 5, 11:30 A.M.

While the rain has stopped in the Chattanooga area, it still falls in other parts of the region mainly north and east of the city/Hamilton County. It'll continue in some of those areas through the day with a chance for showers returning to the city late today and into the evening.

For flooding and stage information go to http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22161641/current-flood-warnings-and-details or http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/forecasts.php?wfo=mrx for an interactive map.

Scattered showers tonight around the region fade a bit into Monday with just small chances the rest of the work week. Temperatures warm up into the 70s to lower 80s beginning Tuesday!

Download the WRCB weather app to your smart phone for updated road conditions and the interactive radar.

If you have photos of flooding, send your photos to PIX@wrcbtv.com.

UPDATE: SATURDAY, MAY 4, 4:30 P.M.

Around 1.5"-2.5" of rain have already fallen today in the Chattanooga area. Showers will continue tonight, but rain chances in the city decrease a little Sunday. The best chance for showers Sunday, including the heaviest rain, look to be from around northern Meigs County southward to the Blue Ridge. Some spots there could see weekend totals of 4"-6". Lightest amounts will be in northeast Alabama.

Be careful traveling and watch out for flooding and ponding on roads.

Rain chances become even lower moving into next week and temperatures will get warmer.

Download the WRCB weather app to your smart phone for updated road conditions and the interactive radar.

If you have photos of flooding, send your photos to PIX@wrcbtv.com.

UPDATE: SATURDAY MAY 4, 12 NOON

Nearly an inch of rain measured so far at the Chattanooga Airport at midday, pushing our yearly total over 28". This is more than 9" above normal and counting as rain continues to fall.

Showers will steadily continue from the rest of the weekend. This will lead to flooding in some areas, especially near creeks, streams, and small rivers. If you have to travel, please steer clear of roads and intersections with high water. Look for updates on the Weather page of our web site, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, regarding Flood Warnings as they are issued.

Download the WRCB weather app to your smart phone for updated road conditions and the interactive radar.

If you have photos of flooding, send your photos to PIX@wrcbtv.com.

ORIGINAL POST

The latest Storm Alert forecast is still calling for 3-6" of rain across the Tennessee Valley through Sunday evening. Locally heavier amounts around 7" are possible well northeast of Hamilton County.

Rain will become more widespread through the day Saturday, remaining steady through most of the weekend and becoming heavy at times.

Flooding is likely, especially near creeks, streams, and small rivers. If you live in a flood-prone neighborhood be prepared to move to higher ground and look for updates on Flood Warnings for your area. Please do not attempt to drive through high water.

Flood Watches go into effect this morning.

Download the WRCB weather app to your smart phone for updated road conditions and the interactive radar.

If you have photos of flooding, send your photos to PIX@wrcbtv.com.

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