Flood Watches, Warnings continue across area

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National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in Marshall County located in north central in, until midnight Wednesday (EST).

According to a report and spokesperson from the National Weather Service, flooding from the Red Cedar River is expected to begin on Wednesday and peak at noon on Friday.

"A few areas have seen over 2 inches of rain as of 8 AM, and most spots are around 1.5" of rain. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected Monday through Tuesday.

"While we are certain of widespread rain this week, there remains some questions on where the axis of heavy rain will set up and the exact totals", Goudsward said.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for 17 counties, including Macomb, Oakland and Wayne. Waters are expected to go above flood stage Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, the combination of heavy rain and melting snow will cause flooding along some rivers in northern IL and northwest Indiana.

Flood watches remain in effect until Wednesday afternoon for Lucas County and counties to its north and west.

Flood watches included the Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield and Champaign areas. So huge run-offs are anticipated which, in combination with ice jams, which may develop on area rivers, increases the flood threat. "It's looking like we'll be seeing record temperatures in the low to mid 60s". Low lying and poor drainage areas prone to flooding will be most susceptible.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. The combination of melting snow, frozen ground and high river levels could bring minor flooding.