Heavy Rains Continue For Chattanooga, While It's Not Cold Enough For Snow

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Heavy rains continued in Chattanooga on Sunday, but temperatures did not drop low enough for the heavy snow that areas to the north and east received.

The rain was bringing some minor flooding, especially in the Trenton and New England, Ga., areas and along Lookout Creek.

South Chickamauga Creek was also rising, and was expected to exceed flood stage by late Sunday afternoon.

Here is a statement on minor flooding from the National Weather Service:

RIVER FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOOKOUT CREEK NEAR NEW ENGLAND. * FROM EARLY THIS MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 1 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.9 FEET AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET. * THE CREEK IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE RISING, REACHING NEAR 14.9 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON. * AT 12 FEET, FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED WITH MINOR FLOODING BEGINNING. FLOODING BEGINS ALONG SELLS LANE IN TRENTON, MASON ROAD NEAR RISING FAWN AND CREEK ROAD NEAR NEW ENGLAND. IN ADDITION, MINOR FLOODING OF PASTURE AND GRAZING LAND BEGINS ALONG THE FLOOD PLAIN. MINOR FLOODING OF THE CREEK CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED MUCH FURTHER DOWNSTREAM AS IT CROSSES THE TENNESSEE BORDER INTO THE TIFTONA AREA. AT 13 FEET, MINOR FLOODING EXPANDS ALONG SELLS LANE IN TRENTON, MASON ROAD NEAR RISING FAWN AND CREEK ROAD NEAR NEW ENGLAND. ALL THESE ROADS WILL BE CLOSED. ALSO, MINOR FLOODING EXPANDS MUCH FURTHER DOWNSTREAM AS THE CREEK CROSSES THE TENNESSEE BORDER INTO THE TIFTONA AREA. 

RIVER FLOOD WARNING FROM 3PM EST SUN UNTIL 5:30AM EST TUE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN, TN HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK NEAR CHICKAMAUGA TN. * FROM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL LATE MONDAY NIGHT. * AT 07:15 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.3 FEET AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 19.5 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE EVENING. * AT 20.0 FEET...MACK SMITH ROAD IS CLOSED. WATER CROSSES LOVELL FIELD LOOP, THE ACCESS ROAD AROUND THE NORTH END OF THE AIRPORT RUNWAY. 

Here is the latest forecast:

Sunday

Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 40. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 46.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

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