Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Morristown TN
1021 AM EDT Sat Apr 22 2017

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
1021 AM EDT Sat Apr 22 2017 /921 AM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southwest North
Carolina...East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

...Strong to Possibly Severe Storms are expected this Afternoon
and Evening...
...Flash flood Watch is in effect beginning by mid-afternoon
Today and continuing through Sunday Afternoon...

A cold front will across the region Today producing scattered to
numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be
strong to possibly severe from the mid-afternoon through the
evening. The main concern being hail up to quarter size, damaging
downburst winds up to 60 mph, heavy rainfall and lightning.

The heavy rains may cause localized flash flooding, especially
along and near a stalled out boundary stretched along the
northern Plateau and Cumberland Mountains near the
Tennessee/Virginia border.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

...Locally Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding are possible
through Sunday...

A storm system will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern
Appalachians Saturday night and Sunday. Widespread showers and
embedded thunderstorms are expected with locally heavy rainfall

One to three inches of rainfall will be common across much of the
area through Sunday with localized amounts in excess of 4 inches

The persistent rainfall will saturate the 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. Mud slides are possible, especially
across the burn scar areas of Sevier County, Tennessee.


Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon and evening.


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