Morning rain causing flooding across the area
A wet start for Saturday with several active Flood Warnings/Watches. Some areas have received over an inch of rain since midnight. Please be cautious on roadways, low lying areas, and near rising creeks.
AREAL FLOOD WARNINGS: Take Action
Jackson and DeKalb Co, AL until 11:00AM CST
Dade, Walker, and Catoosa Co, GA until 10:45AM EST
Bledsoe, and Rhea Co, TN until 1:30PM EST
Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie Co, TN until 3:00PM EST
AREAL FLOOD ADVISORIES: Be Aware
Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, and Monroe Co, TN until 9:45AM EST
Grundy Co, TN until 10:00AM CST
Additionally, several FLOOD WARNINGS are active for area creeks and rivers with water levels rising.
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.
Rain will continue for the next couple of hours, and then we will have a break for the afternoon with only a few spotty showers. 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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