The National Weather Service issued a flood warning beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday through 5:48 p.m. Tuesday after predicted overnight thunderstorms tonight. A Flood Watch is in effect for areas south and east of St. Louis through Saturday evening.
In neighboring Meigs County, Ohio, on Friday, officials and representatives from numerous agencies gathered at the Robert E. Byer Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to prepare for the upcoming flooding predicted along the Ohio River.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that emergency responders rescued one woman when her SUV went into the Salt Fork outside Champaign. The heaviest rains will occur Friday night and late Saturday night into Sunday morning. In Kalamazoo in southwestern MI and the surrounding area, some roads were closed Tuesday due to high water. The low will be around 27, with a west wind of 7 to 13 miles per hour, gusting as high as 23 miles per hour. Temperatures have warmed and the weather service said rainfall was expected to total 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) or more in places.
All eyes are on the Ohio River this weekend as more flooding is predicted for the area.
Friday morning rounds of rain continue from Texas to Ohio.
The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers... Any storms have the capability of producing gusty winds and heavy rain.
TUESDAY: There will be mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures in the upper 50s.
"We've got some drizzle and fog in some areas this morning, but it'll dry out by afternoon", said Sara Pampreen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.