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More afternoon-drive rain on the way

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Good Friday!  After up to 3" of rain yesterday, any rain at this point is not a good thing.  Unfortunately, we may get more this afternoon and evening.

The basic set-up involves a big dip in the jet stream which steers weather systems across the U.S.  That dip allows the path of storms to come very close to the Tennessee Valley.  The result has been a fairly rainy week,  including the rain yesterday.

For today, another low will move through late this afternoon traveling from southwest to northeast.  It will bring some unneeded showers and storms to the area right around drive time, between 3 and 6pm.  Most of the rain looks like it will fall from Chattanooga down into north Georgia, and the potential for flooding will be there as the ground is already quite saturated.

It will dry out tonight through Saturday.  We may even see enough sunshine Saturday to warm us up to about 80 degrees.  Saturday night through Sunday we will have a cold front slowly moving through that will bring more rainfall and flooding potential Sunday into Monday morning.

Monday afternoon into Tuesday we will finally dry out as we see sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s.  More rain, however, is on tap for the end of next week.

For the latest and the interactive radar, download the WRCB weather app.     David Karnes

FRIDAY:

8am... Mostly Cloudy, 58

Noon... Mostly Cloudy, 66

5pm... Thunderstorms, 74

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