Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

WEEKEND WEATHER: High winds, heavy rains, flooding possible

WEEKEND WEATHER: High winds, heavy rains, flooding possible

By the middle part of the week is when we'll see our next thunderstorm threat, but fortunately most of the flooding should be cleared up by then.

This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that emergency responders rescued one woman when her SUV went into the Salt Fork outside Champaign.

WEEKEND WEATHER: High winds, heavy rains, flooding possible
WEEKEND WEATHER: High winds, heavy rains, flooding possible

Winter weather advisories for ice and snow are in effect across the Plains and Midwest and flood watches and warnings call for for heavy rain from the Southern Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, from Texas to MI to NY.

Dearborn County Commissioners declared Friday that the county will be under a Disaster Declaration until further notice due to Ohio River flooding. These storms will also bring in damaging winds with gusts of 40-50mph possible.

Saturday: Cloudy with a high near 41 degrees and a low of 36 degrees. We'll have a few rounds of rain that could add up to an inch or two.

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No immediate relief is in sight for a swath of the Midwest where heavy rain, melting snow and rising rivers have shuttered schools, closed roads and prompted several evacuations. The warning is in effect until Sunday afternoon. This could cause some flooding on smaller streams and creeks and the river will be near "Action Stage" at Harrisburg and Marietta.

City officials recommended anyone living in the possible flood areas to temporarily leave their home by noon Thursday. But more rain is now forecast for later in the week.

Saturday starts and ends with rain.

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Weather forecasters are maintaining a view the Ohio River will not exceed minor flood stage by the time it crests on Tuesday.

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