The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH for the following counties in the coverage area: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Rhea, Roane and White. The watch goes into effect at noon today (Wednesday, February 5, 2020) and expires noon tomorrow (Thursday, February 6, 2020)
A slow moving frontal system will bring increasing rainfall amounts to the area today. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts up to 5 – 6 inches are possible. With the saturated soils from the wet winter so far, this amount of rainfall could lead to flooding across the region.
People in the watch area should be aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas and be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses. If you come to a closed or flooded road…turn around! Don`t drown!