Flash Flood Watch
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
346 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE TODAY THROUGH THE 4TH OF JULY...

.ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES...
WILL PRODUCE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM
TODAY INTO THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND.

THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD
AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES THROUGH THE EVENING OF
THE 4TH OF JULY. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE...
AND SHOWERS AND STORMS COULD ALSO BE WIDESPREAD AGAIN SUNDAY.

THE MONTH OF JUNE ENDED ON A WET NOTE...WITH WET WEATHER CARRYING
OVER INTO JULY. MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU AND
SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HAD RECEIVED AS MUCH AS 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN
EARLIER THIS WEEK. HOURLY RAINFALL RATES UNDER THE HEAVIER
SHOWERS AND STORMS COULD REACH FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR...
WHICH COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

STAY WEATHER ALERT AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING OR FLASH
FLOODING THREATENS YOUR AREA.

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CHEROKEE-CLAY-SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-
SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-MORGAN-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-
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-
WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MURPHY...HAYESVILLE...ONEIDA...
LA FOLLETTE...TAZEWELL...SNEEDVILLE...ROGERSVILLE...KINGSPORT...
BRISTOL...MOUNTAIN CITY...WARTBURG...CLINTON...OAK RIDGE...
MAYNARDVILLE...RUTLEDGE...MORRISTOWN...NEWPORT...COSBY...
GREENEVILLE...CEDAR CREEK...JOHNSON CITY...ERWIN...ELIZABETHTON...
ROAN MOUNTAIN...KINGSTON...LENOIR CITY...KNOXVILLE...DANDRIDGE...
MARYVILLE...CADES COVE...SEVIERVILLE...GATLINBURG...DUNLAP...
PIKEVILLE...DAYTON...DECATUR...ATHENS...MADISONVILLE...
COKER CREEK...JASPER...CHATTANOOGA...CLEVELAND...BENTON...
DUCKTOWN...JONESVILLE...WISE...NORTON...GATE CITY...LEBANON...
ABINGDON
346 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...EAST TENNESSEE AND
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...CHEROKEE AND CLAY. IN EAST
  TENNESSEE...ANDERSON...BLEDSOE...BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS...
  BRADLEY...CAMPBELL...CLAIBORNE...COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS...EAST
  POLK...GRAINGER...HAMBLEN...HAMILTON...HANCOCK...HAWKINS...
  JEFFERSON...JOHNSON...KNOX...LOUDON...MARION...MCMINN...
  MEIGS...MORGAN...NW BLOUNT...NORTH SEVIER...NORTHWEST CARTER...
   NORTHWEST COCKE...NORTHWEST GREENE...NORTHWEST MONROE...
  RHEA... ROANE...SCOTT TN...SEQUATCHIE...SEVIER SMOKY
  MOUNTAINS... SOUTHEAST CARTER...SOUTHEAST GREENE...SOUTHEAST
  MONROE... SULLIVAN...UNICOI...UNION...WASHINGTON TN AND WEST
  POLK. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...LEE...RUSSELL...SCOTT...
  WASHINGTON AND WISE.

* THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES...
  WILL PRODUCE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM
  TONIGHT INTO THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND. MANY AREAS ARE ALREADY
  SATURATED FROM HEAVY RAINS EARLIER THIS WEEK.

* WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS...AND LOCALLY VERY HEAVY RAINS
  MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TODAY INTO THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAIN...WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLOODING IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA.  IF
YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA....KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR RISING WATER OR
WATER OVER ROADWAYS.  KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR ACTION IF
FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.  IF YOU
COME TO A CLOSED OR FLOODED ROAD...TURN AROUND! DON`T DROWN!

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