While the North Branch of the Chicago River was not expected to rise beyond flood stage, the National Weather Service was continuing a flood advisory for the river through Wednesday evening. Any rain that falls would likely only worsen expected flooding conditions. He says sandbags are being made available.
“If you live in a flood prone area make sure you have a plan and know what you’re going to do”. The insurance company says about 5,700 vehicle crash deaths per year in America occur on wet pavement.
Strong thunderstorms are due to roll in Tuesday afternoon, and there is a concern for flash flooding.
The National Weather Service office in northern in near Syracuse said Fort Wayne was on track for record rainfall and moderate river flooding before this week’s storm systems exit the area Thursday.
The flood watch covers Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis, Maury, Montgomery, Perry, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner and Williamson counties.
The storm system stretched to Texas, where weather service officials said three tornadoes hit.
Some roads were closed Tuesday in Kalamazoo in southwestern MI and the surrounding area due to high water. As of Wednesday the Raisin was 4.3 feet below its flood stage – listed there as an elevation, 650.0 feet – and rising. The flood warning ends at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Rain will continue through Friday.
From 50s and 60s in the morning, temperatures will be in the 40s by afternoon and in the mid-20s early Thursday. Overnight lows will drop to the 20s.
Some counties west and northwest of Nashville could see 4 to 6 inches of rain through Sunday morning.