More rains forecast for IL as flooding continues

Members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph's Ice Rescue Team assist the Sodus Township Fire Department in rescuing individuals from the mandatory evacuation zone due to flooding in St. Joseph Thursday Feb. 22

More rains forecast for IL as flooding continues

South Bend, Ind., is experiencing historic flooding, said Mayor Pete Buttigieg, with the St. Joseph River rising to more than 11 feet - surpassing a record of 10.9 feet set in 1982, reports The South Bend Tribune. The National Weather Service is expecting the river at Cincinnati to crest at about 59.5 feet on Tuesday morning, resulting in moderate flooding.

A storm system is going to bring snow and ice to parts of New England, but Pennsylvania will primarily see heavy rain.

Meanwhile, Friday's storms and showers continue to linger, threatening more flooding as they soak North Texas' already-saturated soils. A strong cold front moves through by Friday, dropping highs to around the 50-degree mark. Fortunately, by the time we're heading to church or breakfast later in the morning most of the rain chances will have mostly moved out of the area.

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Rain will be ongoing overnight Friday into Saturday morning, with a short break between late morning and mid-afternoon with spot showers and cloudy skies. Almost 4 to 5 inches of additional rainfall is possible through Monday morning, especially from Arkansas to Ohio.

"Monitor forecasts closely and be alert for possible flood warnings".

Winter Weather Advisories and Flood Alerts are in effect from Texas to MI to Pennsylvania. The heaviest rain will come with round two.

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Highlighted in red are the flood warnings for rising rivers -- Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and MI are all watching for flooding as several rivers are in major flood stage and will be rising over the next several days; rivers and streams in the South from Texas to MS are also being watched.

"This will allow Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT), which has tunnels vulnerable to flooding, to stage a pump in one of its vaults", the release said.

"Assuming the weather forecast holds true, we do believe water could be 4 to 5 inches over the wall", she said.

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