This story was updated Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at 8:13 p.m. with more information.

According to our news partner WRCB the following roads are closed:

* Grubb Road/Old Hixson Pike

* 1400 Lower Mill Road

* 1100 Lower Mill Road

* 800 Boy Scout Road

* Roberts Mill Road/Levi Road

* 2700 Cannon Avenue


Most of the Chattanooga area remains under a flash flood watch or warning as weather radar shows a line of rain storms bearing down on the region from the west.

"We currently have a FLOOD WARNING for Lookout Creek in Hamilton and Dade Counties," WRCB TV Channel 3 meteorologist David Karnes said in his morning weather blog. "The creek is experiencing minor flooding this morning."

Karnes said a flood warning is also in place for the Sequatchie River which flows through Bledsoe, Sequatchie and Marion counties.

"Most folks have seen 1"-1.5" of rain and we will get another 1/2" through today," Karnes said. "Even with the on and off showers we will manage a high near 60 degrees."

Meanwhile, the road is closed in the 800 block of Boy Scout Road, according to Hamilton County authorities.

And EPB is reporting scattered outages in North Chattanooga and around Soddy-Daisy, and minimal outages in the Collegedale, Signal Mountain and Harrison-Highway 58 areas.

Across the rest of the region this morning,a few dozen homes are reportedly without power.

(Read more: Rainfall in the Tennessee Valley last year is second highest after record 2018 level)

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative — which serves Bledsoe, Coffee, Cumberland, Franklin, Grundy, parts of Hamilton, Rhea and Van Buren counties — this morning reported a few outages in Grundy, Sequatchie and Bledsoe, with the most homes without power, 16, reported in Bledsoe.

North Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative reported just two homes without power as of 8:30 a.m., one near Varnell in Whitfield County and another in Gordon County, south of Calhoun. The utility also serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd and Murray counties in North Georgia.

Volunteer Energy Cooperative reported 33 homes without power in Bradley, five in Meigs and four more scattered in other areas. VEC also serves 17 counties that also include Hamilton, Polk, McMinn, Rhea, Sequatchie and 10 other counties stretching to the Kentucky state line.

Duck River Electric Cooperative — which serves 16 counties, including parts of Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Coffee — reported no outages this morning.

Karnes said the forecast for Saturday calls for "a few remnant showers" during the day with "a flurry" possible in the higher elevations.

"(B)ut I wouldn't expect much," he said.

Temperatures Saturday will range from 50 in the morning to 54 in the afternoon.

Sunday and Monday will begin a pattern of sunny skies, lows in the 30s, and highs in the mid-50s, he said.

Stay with the Times Free Press for more on weather developments.

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