Flood Threat Again Today
Good morning! Moderate to heavy showers are currently aligned across the northern half of the area. This will leave a lull in activity for the southern half of East Tennessee through this afternoon, before a cold front with a line of heavy showers (and isolated storms) works across tonight.
Given this morning activity, followed by additional showers tonight, the National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Flood Watch through 1 pm Friday for counties highlighted in Green. Many locations have picked up significant rainfall already, leading to river flooding (highlighted neon green). Additional rivers could be added to this by tonight, so use caution if you live near these locations.
Additionally, the WPC has highlighted a Slight Risk for flash flooding today. Again, given the saturated soils from our previous storm system, flash flooding & flooding can quickly occur. Have a way to receive warnings today and Friday! The most primed locations are those near water bodies, low-lying areas, and common flash flooding/flooding points.
Here is the latest run showing showers lining back up tonight ahead of an approaching cold front. Not only will this bring moderate to heavy showers (and a continued flood threat) but also cooler air Friday and Saturday. Luckily, warming conditions return Sunday and into next week. A weak and quickly passing disturbance could also bring isolated shower/snow chances Saturday night, but guidance continues to back off on the idea.
Stay alert throughout the day and use caution. Even for those at a lesser risk for flooding/flash flooding could encounter ponding roadways during the morning and evening commutes. Have a good one, be safe, don't forget to follow us on social media (@SecretCityWx) and send us any reports of flooding you hear/come across.
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