With rain mostly gone, flood potential grows

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The National Weather Service says the most substantial part of this week's storm has passed, but it dumped slightly more rain than predicted.

Now, forecasters and emergency workers are turning their attention to flood-prone creeks, including South Chickamuaga Creek in East Ridge, which is within two feet of flood stage.

Forecasters predicted between two and three inches of rain. As of 1 p.m., just more than three inches fell at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, according to the Weather Service.