Heavy Rains Could Lead To Flash Flooding For Parts Of The Mid

Heavy Rains Could Lead To Flash Flooding For Parts Of The Mid

The Burlington area surrounding the Fox River remained under a flood warning Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted the river to rise to near flood stage by Wednesday afternoon.

Today's forecast calls for 1 to 3 inches or rain, along with melting snow, moderate flooding on some roadways and low-lying areas is expected, according to the weather service.

While rains are expected to be heavy at times, this weather isn't expected to bring heavy rain, lessening the risk of toppled trees, downed utility lines, and power outages. Rounds of rain are expected on and off today through Wednesday morning.

Our meteorologists say several periods of heavy rain across much of Arkansas will create the potential for river and flash flooding.

The Chicago area had seen an inch or two of rainfall by Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.

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River floods can occur during prolonged rain events, though the rainfall that leads to flash flooding certainly does not help the situation.

According to the National Weather Service, the combination of heavy rain and melting snow will cause flooding along some rivers in northern IL and northwest Indiana.

There's a flood watch in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday for Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. High temperatures are back in the low 40s Wednesday. Low lying and poor drainage areas prone to flooding will be most susceptible. But the watch was dropped early Tuesday for Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Hancock counties.

Look for more showers and thunderstorms to increase again late Friday through Saturday.