Flood Watch Extended To Sunday Morning, High Wind Watch Tonight

Saturday, February 23, 2019
by Jim Miller - Radio Greeneville News

A Flood Watch has been extended until Sunday morning for East Tennessee as moderate to heavy rainfall continued overnight.

A High Wind Watch has been issued for the mountains and foothills near the North Carolina state line from 7:00 tonight until 7:00 Sunday morning. The Flood Watch is in effect until 4:00 Sunday morning.

Additional accumulation of one to two inches of rain is possible through mid-afternoon, which could cause significant stream and roadway flooding and mudslides. Motorists should be on the lookout for sudden high-rising waters and never drive through high water.

Southerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are likely at higher elevations, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour that could blow down trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Showers will taper off late tonight and sunshine is possible by Sunday afternoon. Sunny skies are expected both Monday and Tuesday, with just a slight chance of showers for the latter half of next week.

Stay tuned to Radio Greeneville stations for the latest forecast updates.

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