Good Morning Tennessee Valley!

Saturday's rainfall will bring low visibility to areas this morning where temperatures have dropped to the 60s. Murphy, Blue Ridge, Dalton, Athens, expect patchy fog this morning through 8AM. It looks mostly sunny for a few hours this morning before showers and storms increase by afternoon. There is currently not a threat for severe weather today, while storms that get going, could produce locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning and 30-40 mph wind gusts-below the criteria for severe weather.

Showers and storms will begin north, with showers and storms developing south by evening. Athens, Dayton, parts of Monroe county-look for storm development by 2-4PM EDT. Cleveland, Chattanooga, parts of Marion, Grundy, Polk, and Cherokee county-look for development by 4PM-6PM EDT, and those in Georgia, Dade, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin-look for development by 6PM-8PM. It looks less likely for areas in Alabama to see showers and rumbles of thunder today again. 

The week ahead looks wet. Especially for those along and east of I-75. We'll be in a wet pattern, as a mid level low continues to spin over the eastern CONUS. This will be responsible for rain each day this week. Rain amounts of 1" to 2" looks likely to have accumulated east of I-75, while areas west will pick up closer to 0.25" to 0.50" today through Tuesday morning. Showers will be likely each day this week, bringing amounts to the eastern part of the Channel 3 viewing area up to 3" to 4" total. Keep the umbrella near by this week. We'll need to watch for Flash Flooding, and low water crossings as water levels rise by weeks end. 

Be sure and download the WRCB weather app for the latest updates. 

TODAY:

  • 8AM...Mostly Sunny, Patchy Fog, 70
  • 12PM...Partly cloudy, showers beginning north, 79
  • 3PM... Sct's showers and storms, 85