Flooding possible as heavy rain moves through Chicago

By the time rain wraps up early Wednesday morning, rain totals of over an inch with localized amounts of 2 or more inches are possible.

The rain and warm temperatures will accelerate the snow melt, creating the possibility of flooding, NBC Chicago reported. This band of heavy rain will continue to drift to the southeast Tuesday night and Wednesday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Gino Izzi said floods are a threat just about everywhere in the Chicago region, especially in traditionally flood-prone areas.

The weather service hydrologic outlook predicts the Clinton River could breach the 16-foot flood level in Clinton Township and Mount Clemens by Wednesday.

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Racine County is under a flood watch that begins at 6 p.m. Monday and ends at 6 a.m. Tuesday. High temperatures are back in the low 40s Wednesday.

A wide swath of Arkansas faces a marginal risk for severe weather Tuesday ahead of expected heavy rain and potential flooding statewide through the weekend. An estimated 1 to 3 inches fell Tuesday afternoon, with multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms expected overnight, likely worsening the ongoing flooding.

Most of the OH and Mississippi River Valleys will flooding rains this week. Temperatures soared into the upper 70s to low 80s over much of the area.

The types of flooding common to our area are flash floods and river floods. A mix of snow and rain is possible Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there's a chance of snow on Monday.

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