Flood watch in effect for Decatur; sleet, snow possible this week

Violet Powell
February 21, 2018

A flood warning for the Lansing area has been issued by the National Weather Service.

A Flood Watch has been issued for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, and DeKalb counties for Monday evening through early Wednesday.

Our meteorologists say widespread heavy rain is expected over the course of the next week with some areas seeing in excess of six inches.

The Fort Wayne area is likely to get more than 3.5 inches inches of rain - and flooding rivers and record-high temperatures - before this week's storm systems exit Thursday.

The National Weather Service in the Quad-Cities has instituted a flood watch for the Gateway area. It's not expected to level below the flood stage until Friday.

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DuPage County Stormwater Management was operating most of its major flood control facilities as of mid-morning Tuesday, according to a news release from the county. "There may be flooding in yards that back up to the Fox River". The deep snow pack over these areas will also be melting adding additional water to rivers and streams.

Our weather scenario is playing out exactly as the Local4Casters projected, with batch after batch of rain crossing southeast MI. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze up to a tenth of 1 inch are expected, meaning slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges.

After a high in the low 70s on Tuesday, temperatures will only reach into the mid 40s on Wednesday.

The types of flooding common to our area are flash floods and river floods.

A cold front will move through central NY midday Wednesday. Our forecast high Tuesday is 65 degrees.

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