Good Monday.  Our rainfall for the year is officially more than 11.5" below average at the reporting station in Chattanooga, but folks in north Georgia are living a different reality after getting 2"-3" of rain yesterday.  The problem is most of these hotspots of heavy rain are isolated so it is always feast of famine.  Later this week I think we will turn a corner which will allow for all of us to get some widespread, drought-busting rain that may put a hitch in your weekend plans, but will go a long way in irrigating the Tennessee Valley.

Today, I think we will see some scattered storms developing mainly along a line over the Cumberland Plateau, then they will drift westward away from the area.  A few isolated storms could pop up anywhere, however.  Clouds will keep us at about 90 degrees today.  I expect .5"-1" of rain on the Plateau, and .25"-.5" in the TN Valley.  Heading east into the Blue Ridge I expect less than .25" of rain to fall.

Tuesday and Wednesday will sport highs near 90 and rain chances ranging from 30% to 50%.  Thursday into the weekend we will start to see a train of tropical moisture bringing fairly steady rain to the area morning, noon, and night.  During the weekend we could get an additional 2"-4" of rain.

Right now it looks like that rainy pattern may continue into next Monday as well.

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


  • 8am... Patchy Fog, 76
  • Noon... Isolated Storms, 84
  • 5pm... Scattered Storms, 87