Dry tonight, more rain by Friday morning

Dry tonight, more rain by Friday morning

Dry tonight, more rain by Friday morning

Melting snow and heavy rain prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings for parts of northern IL and flood watches for central IL.

Since that time, FEMA has purchased many affected properties and residents in the flood-prone areas have relocated.

The ABC27 forecast calls for periods of rain and drizzle Friday with temperatures in the upper 30s.

Another one to two inches will be possible through 10PM Saturday evening.

Winter Weather Advisories and Flood Alerts are in effect from Texas to MI to Pennsylvania. There will also be some high winds associated with the incoming cold front. Our second, more significant, chance for rainfall will reach Greater Lafayette just after midnight Saturday morning.

More than a dozen students were rescued after their school bus drove off the road and got stuck in floodwaters in Arkansas, where strong winds toppled power lines and damaged buildings.

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Central Pennsylvania is under a flood watch through this weekend. In addition, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding.

The river will rise to near 56 feet by Tuesday.

Flood Stage is 18.0 feet.

In Mississippi's Delta region, residents were scrambling to pile sandbags Thursday, where a flood threat was in effect through Saturday from a rising Mississippi River, reports the AP.

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms will be possible before dawn and a few storms could be severe with large hail and possible tornadoes. A southern storm system is forecast to move north into the southeastern parts of the state.

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