Several roads closed, flash flood warning Wednesday for Chattanooga area

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Traffic turns around on East 11th Street to avoid highwater. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Chattanooga area, as East 11th Street was closed by high water at the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge, on August 10, 2022.

UPDATE: Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms likely. According to our news partners at Local 3 News, highs will be below normal from 80 to 85 degrees.

Thursday's rain won't be as widespread as Wednesday's, but additional rainfall could quickly lead to flash flooding.


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Several Chattanooga area roads are closed, and a flash flood warning has been issued for a portion of East Tennessee.

Parts of Hamilton, Marion, Bradley, Meigs and Rhea county are under a flash flood warning, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tennessee. The warning will be in effect until 5:15 p.m. EST, and thunderstorms have produced heavy rain across the same area, the weather service reports. Between 1.5 and three inches of rain have fallen within the area.

Reopened roads as of 4:35 p.m.: