A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
Knoxville (WVLT) - Lightning strikes a West Knox County home during Wednesday afternoon's storm, igniting a small fire in the attic.
Rural Metro firefighters quickly put out the fire on Dunwoody Boulevard about 4:00 p.m., no one was hurt.
Authorities say the bolt energized the house, blowing several big holes in walls near electrical outlets.
Fire officials cut off natural gas to the home after smelling a strong odor.
A utility crew is investigating for gas leaks.
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