The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH from 8 a.m. central today (Tuesday, March 24, 2020) until late this evening. The watch includes the following counties in the coverage area:
BLEDSOE, BRADLEY, MCMINN, MEIGS, MONROE, AND RHEA
Repeated rounds of heavy rains are forecast to affect the watch area. The first will occur from mid-morning through early this afternoon, and the second will occur during the evening and into tonight. Storm total rain amounts of 1 to 3 inches are forecast, with locally heavier amounts a possibility.
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, do not attempt to cross it.