Humberto's Remnants Could Soak East Tennessee

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Knoxville (WVLT) -- More rain could be on the way to East Tennessee by Friday.

Volunteer TV Meteorologist Scott Blalock says Tropical Storm Humberto is moving through the Gulf of Mexico right now.

It's already bringing rain to the Gulf Coast, and forecasters say heavy rain could bring flooding to parts of coastal Texas and Louisiana.

Blalock says Humberto's remnants should track into the Southeastern U.S. and should arrive in East Tennessee by Friday.

"Humberto will not be a storm by the time it reaches us," Blalock said, "But I do anticipate it will possibly be a day of steady rain, much like Tuesday."

Humberto is the eighth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

It has top sustained winds of 45 miles an hour.

The storm is expected to move ashore later today.

Forecasters are warning of storm-surge flooding of 2 to 3 feet near where it makes landfall.

A reminder, you can track Humberto on your own desktop by downloading Pinpoint 8 Desktop Weather.

And since the remnants of Humberto could have a big effect on Friday Night Football, Blalock reminds you to stay connected with Volunteer TV News and for continued developments as the storm track changes or slows.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report)

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