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FGUS74 KMRX 172032

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
332 PM EST Sun Feb 17 2019

...Prolonged period of rain and possible flooding from late
Tuesday through Saturday across much of east Tennessee, southwest
Virginia, and far Southwest North Carolina...

Waves of rain which will be heavy at times are expected across
southeast Tennessee and southwest North Carolina starting late
Tuesday afternoon. Periods of rain will spread across the rest of
east Tennessee and southwest Virginia Tuesday night and continue
area-wide through Saturday.

The heaviest rainfall will likely fall across the plateau,
central and southern sections of East Tennessee, and southwest
North Carolina where 5 to 8 inches are possible over the next 7
days. Locally heavier amounts remain possible. Slightly lower
amounts between 2 and 4 inches are expected across southwest
Virginia and northeast Tennessee.

Above normal rainfall has occurred in much of the region over the
past 2 months. Since the ground is already saturated and streams
are high, this upcoming rainfall will likely cause flash
flooding. Significant stream flooding, flooding of roadways,
additional ponding of low lying areas, basement flooding, and mud
slides are possible. River flooding is also a concern for mid to
late in the week.

There is still some uncertainty on the timing of periods of
heaviest rainfall and exact amounts over the next couple of days.
We will continue to monitor this situation and will pass along
more information as the system approaches. There is a possibility
of Flood Watches being issued for at least some parts of the area
by mid week.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and other local media for
further details or updates.

WWUS84 KMRX 171917

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
217 PM EST Sun Feb 17 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-
Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Oneida, La Follette,
Tazewell, Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol,
Mountain City, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville,
Rutledge, Morristown, Newport, Cosby, Greeneville, Cedar Creek,
Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Kingston,
Lenoir City, Knoxville, Dandridge, Maryville, Cades Cove,
Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Dunlap, Pikeville, Dayton, Decatur,
Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper, Chattanooga,
Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise, Norton, Gate City,
Lebanon, and Abingdon
217 PM EST Sun Feb 17 2019

...Heavy rains possible this evening through tonight...

* What...Localized flash flooding a possibility. Forecast rainfall
amounts are not excessive, however the ground is completely
saturated from recent rains. Any further precipitation will go
almost exclusively to runoff, and as such could produce
localized flooding. This would include small stream flooding,
flooded roadways, and low lying areas.

* When...The heaviest rain will develop in southeast Tennessee
and southwest North Carolina this evening. Further north across
the northern Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Valley, and into
southwest Virginia, persistent light to moderate rainfall is
expected mainly tonight. Rain comes to an end by daybreak

* Where...The heaviest rains are expected to develop this evening
into the overnight hours in far southeast Tennessee and
southwest North Carolina. Further north and west, persistent
light to moderate rainfall is expected to affect the northern
Cumberland Plateau, northern Tennessee Valley, and into
southwest Virginia.


Monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take quick action
if flooding is observed. Additionally, if you come to a closed or
flooded road...turn around! Don't drown!