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UPDATE: Flooding possible from Wednesday's storms

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UPDATE: As Wednesday storms and rains continue to pelt the Tennessee Valley, a new worry of potential flooding in various parts of the region. 

There are also flash flood warnings in effect for parts of Alabama and Tennessee, noted by the counties marked in red.

The rains that soaked the region are complicated by the ground, hardened by the recent drought. While some rain will soak into the ground, some will be forced to run off, creating potentially dangerous flooding and even flash flooding, in the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for:

  • Northern Bradley County in eastern Tennessee
  • Southwestern McMinn County in eastern Tennessee
  • Southwestern Meigs County in eastern Tennessee
  • Southeastern Hamilton County in eastern Tennessee

Three to four inches of rain have already fallen over much of the Tennessee Valley, and some spots have seen as much as
six inches. 

Flash flooding may occur in some areas.

Those areas include:
Chattanooga, Cleveland, Soddy-Daisy, Lakesite, Charleston, Harrison, Calhoun, Riceville, Big Spring, Middle Valley, Hillsview, Shady Grove, Hopewell, Tasso, Harrison Bay S.P, Ooltewah, Falling Water, Mowbray Mountain and North Chickamauga
Creek Gorge.

The warning is in effect until 11:30am Wednesday

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