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Snow melt, rain forecast leads to flood watch

Our area is also under a moderate risk for excessive rainfall for Wednesday and into Wednesday night.

- When a flash flood warning is issued for your area, or the moment you realize that a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to save yourself.

"Right now, the forecast is looking at the rivers cresting between late Thursday night to Friday afternoon; so that's going to be our real target areas", Mike Tobin said.

Tuesday's highs were set to reach the upper 60s and low 70s in the state's north. Many area streams are already running near bankfull and ponding of water has been reported in low lying areas.

Heavy rain will continue through midday.

Should a river basin receive more than 4 inches of rain, creeks and rivers could also flood, Bishop said.

Lawrenceburg Road in Whitewater Township was placed off limits to traffic due to high water Monday morning.

Heavy rain is causing flooding throughout the Chicago area.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for 17 counties, including Macomb, Oakland and Wayne.

In those regions, meteorologists say, the main concerns will be damaging winds and the possibility of a few tornadoes.

Unseasonably mild air will accompany the rain and record warmth is possible Tuesday. A cold front moves through the area early on Wednesday.

Multiple rounds of heavy rain Monday and Tuesday is what has forecasters concerned.

"Futurecast shows five to almost 8" of rain possible over SW AR & NE TX through Wednesday night.


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