KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The WATE 6 Storm Team is expecting rain to continue across East Tennessee Thursday through early Friday morning. Some spots early Friday may see light freezing rain develop.
There is a 100% chance for showers and some locally heavy downpours tonight. Be sure to take it slow on the roads and pack the umbrella.
The heftiest rainfall totals are expected tonight as the cold front swings through. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible.
Lows Thursday night fall into the 30s, allowing some of this rain to transition to freezing rain for parts of the Plateau, Northern Valley and Southeast Kentucky.
Rainfall totals through Friday could exceed 3-4 inches in spots. As a result, localized and flash flooding will be possible especially in low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage. A Flood Watch continues through Friday morning for many locations.
Behind this front colder air filters in and parts of the area could see freezing rain develop and linger through early Friday morning. Overall ice accumulations look light, but be sure to take it slow on the roads. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for some because of the chance for freezing rain.
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