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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
336 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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-
336 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019 /236 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019/

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

A flood watch is in effect for tonight as additional rainfall
this evening could lead to flooding. Abundant rainfall over the
past couple of weeks have lead to saturated soils and high river
and lake levels. If a particular location gets a few rounds of
heavy showers it could lead to localized flooding of low lying

High winds for the mountains and adjacent foothills of east
Tennessee and southwest Virginia are expected through tonight
bringing the possibility of downed trees and structural damage.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Periods of rain are expected across the area Thursday night
through Saturday night. Since the ground is already saturated and
streams are high, flooding will be possible. The heaviest rain
looks to occur during the day on Friday along a stalled frontal


Spotter reports will be needed for flooding today through
Saturday night.


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Morristown TN
352 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...Periods of rain may produce flooding today through early
Thursday morning...

.Another round of rainfall will occur this afternoon and evening,
leading to possible flooding conditions again. Additional
rainfall amounts through Thursday morning are expected to range
from one to two inches. With saturated soil conditions and
elevated river levels from recent rainfall, conditions will be
favorable for flooding.

Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Morgan-Anderson-Union-
Grainger-Roane-Loudon-Knox-NW Blount-Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-
Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-
Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-Wise-
Including the cities of Oneida, La Follette, Tazewell,
Sneedville, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge,
Kingston, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Maryville, Dunlap, Pikeville,
Dayton, Decatur, Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper,
Chattanooga, Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise,
and Norton
352 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019 /252 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019/


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including
  the following areas, in East Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe,
  Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, East Polk, Grainger, Hamilton,
  Hancock, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, NW
  Blount, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN, Sequatchie,
  Southeast Monroe, Union, and West Polk. In Southwest Virginia,
  Lee and Wise.

* Through Thursday morning

* Another round of rainfall is expected later today in addition
  to rainfall that fell yesterday. Additional rainfall amounts
  of 1 to 2 inches are expected on top of what has already
  fallen, which may cause flooding due to the saturated ground
  and elevated river levels.

* Low lying and poor drainage areas will have the greatest risk
  for flooding. Creeks, streams, and main stem rivers may also


A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area.  Be
alert 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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