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This story was updated at 12:03 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, with more information.

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Several counties in the Chattanooga area are under a flood advisory with strong storms expected through Wednesday. A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. 

Tennessee counties in a flood advisory include: Hamilton County; southern Rhea County; northern Bradley County; Sequatchie County; northwestern Polk County; Meigs County; McMinn County; central Blount County; Marion County; and Monroe County, according to the National Weather Service. 

North Georgia will also see severe weather but is not in a flood advisory. Thunderstorms are possible across the area Tuesday into Wednesday, and a few storms could be strong to severe over portions of north Georgia, north and west of Atlanta, late Tuesday afternoon and evening, NWS reports. The main hazards on Tuesday will be strong to damaging winds, hail and a brief tornado or two. Thunderstorms will be possible over north Georgia on Saturday and across the area on Sunday, as well. 

In southeast Tennessee, strong storms are also possible Tuesday overnight into early Wednesday morning with a warm front moving in after the rain moves out. The second half of the week will be partly sunny with warmer temperatures through Saturday.

Areas such as Grundy and Franklin counties picked up over 2 inches of rainfall Monday, according to our news partner WRCB. Georgia and Alabama counties will continue to get showers and isolated thunderstorms through the afternoon, with showers ending by 8 p.m.

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reported Monday that the Riverwalk trail behind the Raceway gas station on Amnicola Highway is now closed due to water over the trail.

 

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