Strong to severe storms and flooding are possible across the region as a band of showers and storms slowly moves east across the area, forecasters said.
A flood advisory is in effect in Oak Ridge and Clinton, among other areas, through 11:15 a.m., and a flood watch is in effect from noon to 11 p.m.
The NWS said heavy rainfall of one to two inches can be expected across much of the area, and rainfall of up to three inches is possible in a few locations. The rain and storms are expected today over the southern Appalachians and eastern Tennessee Valley as a strong storm moves east from the Mississippi Valley, slowly pushing a cold front across the area.
The wind advisory means that sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts to around 40 mph are expected over some of the higher elevations. Besides Anderson County, the advisory also applies to Campbell, Morgan, Roane, and Scott counties.
The flood watch applies to Anderson, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union counties. A flood watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain, which may lead to flooding in the watch area.
The NWS advises residents to keep an eye out for rising water or water over roadways, and turning around if you come to a closed or flooded road.