Flash Flood Watch issued April 23 at 3:11AM CDT until April 23 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Knoxville
Anderson; Bledsoe; Blount Smoky Mountains; Bradley; Campbell; Claiborne; East Polk; Grainger; Hamilton; Knox; Loudon; Marion; McMinn; Meigs; Morgan; NW Blount; Northwest Monroe; Rhea; Roane; Scott; Sequatchie; Southeast Monroe; Union; West Polk
...Flash Flooding is Possible across southwest Virginia, east
Tennessee and southwest North Carolina for Today and northeast
.An upper level storm system will move across the southern
Appalachians Today and Tonight producing another round of showers
and embedded storms. Heavy rainfall will once again be possible
over the already saturated ground conditions. The heavy rains
could lead to additional flash flooding and mud slides.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of Southwest North Carolina and East Tennessee,
including the following areas, in Southwest North Carolina,
Cherokee and Clay. In East Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe,
Blount Smoky Mountains, Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, East
Polk, Grainger, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs,
Morgan, NW Blount, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN,
Sequatchie, Southeast Monroe, Union, and West Polk.
* Through this evening
* Additional One to two inches of rainfall will be common across
much of the area through Today with localized amounts in excess
of 3 inches possible.
* The persistent rainfall will fall on already saturated ground
across much of the area. The additional heavy rains could lead
to flooding of roadways, poor drainage areas, low lying areas
and small rivers and streams across the region.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take quick
action if flooding is observed or a Flash Flood Warning is
issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn around!