A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service because a lot of rain is moving into the region. On Tuesday, the weather forecast initially called for more than 70 mm of rain over the next three days, a number that has since been adjusted and now suggests Cambridge might see 50 mm of rainfall.
That wintry mix will carry us through the morning commute on Wednesday, but no major accumulations of sleet or ice are expected.
Scott County officials on Tuesday morning announced that flooding has made 288th Street, from 82nd Avenue to River Camp Road, and 90th Avenue, from 277th Street to 288th Street.More news: Are Companies Ready to Implement GDPR-compliant Data Protection?
Periods of steady, heavy rain will continue throughout our Tuesday night as a cold front begins a sluggish approach from the west.
- Wednesday brings good news - an end to this rainfall. Heavy rainfall is in our area and it could turn to a light freezing rain overnight as the temperatures drop into the upper 20's tonight. This will result in flows similar to those experienced during normal spring flooding.
With the forecast, meteorologists advise that flash flooding and river flooding are of potential concern. In northern MI, an ice storm warning was in effect.More news: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Shares Sold by Brighton Jones LLC
Flood stage of the Fox River in Burlington is 11 feet, which is about the level at which the river was forecast to crest by the National Weather Service's Sullivan office.
Depending on water levels, he said the icebreaker should be able to head up the river almost a kilometre.
While flooding is most prevalent near low-lying areas and bodies of water, it can occur nearly anywhere, including near small streams, creeks and even basements. The area is near the Wapsipinicon River near Donahue.More news: 'Why is she not penalized?': USA columnist attacks 'strategic' Russian skater Zagitova
Some roads were closed Tuesday in Kalamazoo in southwestern MI and the surrounding area due to high water. As of 1:45 p.m. today, the Illinois River stood 4½ feet above flood stage and rising.