Heavy rains Saturday morning - Use caution driving
Rain will be the story for the morning hours on Saturday. It will last until about noon to 1:00pm in Chattanooga and until about 2-3:00pm for our far eastern counties this afternoon. Today will mainly be a rain event. However, there is a little bit of instability, so there's a slight chance for a few general thunderstorms - but nothing severe.
Most areas have already picked up 0.5-1.5" of rain overnight through 8am this morning with an additional 0.5-1" expected through the early afternoon. Flood Advisories are active for Marion County in Tennessee until 10:15am CST and Monroe County until 10:45am EST. Additionally, seven counties are under a Flood Advisory until 12:45pm EST: Bradley, Bledsoe, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, and Sequatchie. These advisories are for small flooding to streams and roads. Our Sky Watcher in Jasper in Marion County has received 2.6" so far. For the advisory counties and across the entire area, please be careful driving, watch for ponding on the roads, turn on your headlights, and slow down. Remember to turn around, don't drown.
Highs will be in the low 60s today, maxing out in the early afternoon as the rain ends and a front passes. After that, temperatures will be dropping. For mid-afternoon into the evening, it will be mostly cloudy and drier with a possible isolated drizzle. It will also be breezy at times during the day with wind at 10-15mph and gusts at 20-25mph.
Overnight will still be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Sunday will be the much better day of the weekend for outdoor plans. It will be mostly sunny and cooler. Highs will be in the mid-50s.