The flood watch officially ends at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The Burlington area surrounding the Fox River remained under a flood warning Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted the river to rise to near flood stage by Wednesday afternoon. A strong cold front will sweep through North Texas late this afternoon into this evening.
And if you see flooding on your residential street or even in your home officials what you to put them on notice.
Today’s high, if it reaches 69 degrees as predicted, would set a new record for the date.
Around 2:45 p.m., rain showers, heavy at times, were passing through cities like Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Rogers. Currently, the critical time to focus on is Tuesday into early Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in the Quad-Cities has instituted a flood watch for the Gateway area. Embedded within that steady rain will be occasionally gusty winds, and the continued possibility for a few rumbles of thunder. The forecast is for the Yellow River to crest at 16.4 ft.by 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22. The rains are part of a storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states.
Flood projections are by nature subject to change and dictated by rainfall, though the forecast suggests more precipitation is on the way. Rainfall amounts between 1 and 3 inches are expected with additional water added to runoff from the complete melting of the snowpack.
Warmer temperatures melting the snow and repeated downpours will elevate the risk of flash, urban and river flooding across southeast MI.