Heavy rainfall could cause flooding
- Author: Sylvester Abbott Feb 21, 2018,
Feb 21, 2018, 6:37
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning through Wednesday morning for residents in northeastern IL, including McHenry County.
An inch or more of rain is possible for all of CNY the next couple of days, especially north of Syracuse east of Lake Ontario.
High temperatures on Thursday aren't expected to exceed 40 degrees and may be accompanied by rain.
Widespread rain will develop across the region today through Wednesday.
Every day this week we are expecting rain.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a * Flood Watch for all of southern IL, southwest in, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. "This could cause smaller rivers and streams to reach flood stage".
"The greatest risk for flooding is as the Watertown forecast point", the weather service said. This is a problem for flood-prone areas.
Rain and storms continue throughout the evening hours of Wednesday but will start to clear out in the northern ArkLaTex by 8 p.m.
The rainfall totals for Macomb and Oakland counties are expected to be around 2 inches. There's the potential for flooding along low-lying areas, including the Black River and its tributaries.
- Avoid already flooded and high velocity flow areas.
Warmer temperatures melting the snow and repeated downpours will elevate the risk of flash, urban and river flooding across southeast MI.
More severe flooding is expected for St. Joseph and Tiffin Rivers by Friday and Saturday.