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.