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Wet through Christmas Eve, cool and dry Christmas Day

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Good Tuesday. The wet weather will not only continue, but intensify later today into tonight.  Monday, we saw about .10" in the Tennessee Valley.  However, we had .25" to .50" in some outlying areas. By the end of Wednesday we will have another 2+" of rain on the ground.

We are starting to see showers developing to our south, and they will be moving through the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas throughout the afternoon into tonight.

Embedded in the rain will be isolated thunderstorms.  I don't expect any severe storms in our area, but there is a good chance for severe weather to our southwest in parts of north Alabama and north Mississippi. 

Because of the close proximity of the severe weather risk, we will watch the radar a little more closely, but, again, no severe weather is expected other than periods of heavy rain.

Showers and storms will continue tonight into the first part of the day Wednesday.  Wednesday afternoon the rain will taper off, and it will become windy.  Another thing to look for tonight is temperatures warming.  While we will be in the low 50s this afternoon, we will be in the low 60s for most of the overnight through Wednesday afternoon.  The strong afternoon west winds will bring in colder air Christmas eve night into Christmas Day.

We will start Christmas in the mid to upper 30s.  By the afternoon it will be partly cloudy and in the mid to upper 40s.  Friday will start even colder with the low in the upper 20s and low 30s.  We will then begin to warm back up with a high of 56 Friday afternoon.

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TUESDAY:


Noon... Showers, 51


5pm... Rain/Storms, 53


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