Flood watch in effect; here's how much rain we could get

Henrietta Brewer
May 16, 2018

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the county until late Tuesday night, which included a Flash Flood Emergency. Two to five inches of additional rain is forecast through Friday.

Flood watch in effect; here's how much rain we could get

Showers and storms overnight could produce damaging winds and hail and will linger into the Tuesday morning commute. Minor flooding is possible, according to the watch. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. The Okanogan River is expected to rise to more than 21 feet by Saturday, which may flood some homes and farmlands. A flood advisory continues through Thursday for the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook, affecting Will County.

The Rock River at Newville is now at "pre-flooding" stage.

The Huron River in Hamburg Township is under a Flood Warning, with the river expected to crest more than a foot above flood stage later tonight.

Crest is now expected at 13.3 feet Wednesday afternoon. He says the D.C. area will be under a slight risk for severe weather starting in the evening hours Tuesday.

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