Snow melt, swollen rivers & heavy rain could produce flooding

Feb 21, 2018, 06:37
Snow melt, swollen rivers & heavy rain could produce flooding

National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in Marshall County located in north central in, until midnight Wednesday (EST).

National Weather Service forecasters said Tuesday morning that up to two inches of rain has already fallen. Five to ten inches of rain possible over northwest half of the area.

More rain and storms are expected Tuesday afternoon and evening, which will increase flood concerns.

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The river is expected to crest around 17.2 feet.

Heavy rainfall is forecast across Arkansas this week, bringing the potential for flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in North Little Rock.

There's a flood watch in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday for Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. "It's looking like we'll be seeing record temperatures in the low to mid 60s".

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Temperatures will rise into the 60's at least over portions of the Chicago area Monday and Tuesday, and that along with the periodic heavy rains will quickly melt the existing snow cover.

Several flood warnings has been issued for local rivers, along with hydrological predictions that could place some local rivers in the Major Flooding stage as early as Friday! This week there may be widespread backwater flooding on creeks and streams, with road flooding in low-lying areas. Stay alert to changing conditions if you live in a flood prone area.

The potholes on numerous roads may also be filled with water, which also requires motorists to slow down in some areas.

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The rainfall totals for Macomb and Oakland counties are expected to be around 2 inches.

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