Updated 8:53 AM Wednesday
Strong to severe storms today should stay well SOUTH and WEST of East Tennessee, although isolated storms will still be possible here.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT... for the counties shaded in GREEN, for 2 to 4" + of rain, with isolated higher amounts, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
What's going on?
It's a SLOW-moving cold front, so rain is likely to parade over the same areas time and time again between now and Thursday evening. Numbers below refer to model data, which does not always handle slow-moving systems well.
In addition to what you may have received...
Future RAINFALL AVERAGES this week
TOTAL...3.05"...with locally higher amounts
Localized flooding with rises in creeks and streams will be possible over the next 2 days. Turn Around, Don't Drown!
Cloudy, periods of rain, downpours, gusty winds around 30 to 35 mph, isolated thunder, 80% chance, highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Cloudy, more rain, downpours, gusty, isolated thunder, 100% chance, lows in the upper 50s
TADD = "Turn Around, Don't Drown!"
Cloudy, soggy, occasional downpours, highs in the lower to mid 60s
Friday: Morning flurries or snow showers possible. Some rain may mix in, too. Becoming partly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 40s.
*** Early indications bring the potential of 0.5 to 2.0" of snow for parts of the Plateau and Southeast Kentucky on Friday. Smokies would receive some of this, too, but mainly above 3,000 feet. Very little snow for the Valley, perhaps just flurries. Keep in mind, this would be snow showers, not a snow storm. Classic Horseshoe Effect. Stay tuned. ***
Increasing clouds, colder, lows around 30°
Cloudy, scattered rain showers, mostly in the afternoon and evening. Wet snow possible in the higher elevations of the Plateau, SE KY and Smokies. Highs in the lower to mid 40s.
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