published Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

No reports of severe weather or flooding

Dispatchers across Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia in the Chattanooga region say there have been no weather-related problems with the passing of light storms this morning.

Marion County dispatchers said it was raining in Kimball and Jasper and officials elsewhere across the area report light rain in some areas but no flooding problems.

National Weather Service radar shows light rain along Interstate 24 in Coffee and Franklin counties between Chattanooga and Nashville extending south into Madison and Jackson counties in Alabama. Most heavier rains appear to be moving toward Northeast Tennessee and between Cumberland County and the Kentucky state line.

Our news partners at Channel 3 report that a flash flood watch is in effect throughout the area.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at bbenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6569.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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