UPDATE: Storms tonight, possible damaging winds
UPDATE: There are several active Flood Warnings/Watches. Please be cautious on roadways, low lying areas, and near rising creeks. Flooding has been reported across the area especially north and west of Chattanooga. For a full list of active FLOOD WARNINGS, visit our Weather Alerts page.
Additionally, several Creek and River FLOOD WARNINGS are active with water levels rising, including S Chickamauga Creek, Lookout Creek, and the Sequatchie River.
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Finally, our entire region is under a FLOOD WATCH. Grundy, Jackson (AL), and DeKalb (AL) Counties are under Flash Flood Watches for rapidly rising water through tonight, and all other TN counties, GA counties, and Cherokee Co in NC are under Areal Flood Watches until Sunday morning. Please, continue to use caution.
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Rain has stopped at most locations, except for portions of Grundy, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, and Monroe Counties which will continue until about 12:30PM EST. There may be an isolated lightning strike. Then, we will have a break for the afternoon with only a stray shower or two. Rain chances then increase again in the evening with a chance for a thunderstorm. Today will remain mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s as warm air tries to wedge into our region.
Storms associated with a cold front will arrive during the night hours from about midnight to 4AM. Some may be strong to severe with the greatest risks of high wind and additional rainfall. With saturated ground, wind may bring down trees or power lines.
For Sunday, cloud cover will be dissipating during the day with highs around 60 and drying out. The work week will also start dry. Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-50s, and Tuesday will be warmer with highs in the low 60s with a few clouds.
A slight chance for scattered showers returns on Wednesday with a partly sunny day and highs in the low to mid-60s. Thursday and Friday continue to have mild highs in the low 60s with an isolated chance for a shower and mostly cloudy skies.
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