From record warmth to flooding rain overnight

Shelters open amid flooding in northern Indiana as rivers keep rising

Shelters open amid flooding in northern Indiana as rivers keep rising

The flood warning will remain in effect until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to the service.

As of late Wednesday morning, 1 to almost 8 inches of rain has fallen in IN since February 14, according to the NWS.

"We have an existing icy snowpack with high moisture content and the ground is still deeply frozen", the watch reads.

"Bistineau is right about normal pool stage, but given the flooding that we're expecting upstream on Dorcheat, we can expect some additional rises over there in lake Bistineau over the weekend".

Flood alerts continue for all of West Michigan.

Heavy rain and temperatures in the low 60s caused scattered flooding, wiped out all but the most stubborn piles of snow and melted any fanfare over season-record snowfalls. Many parts of the Chicago area could see more than two inches of rain through Wednesday. In Minnesota, state police said winter weather contributed to 400 crashes and 250 spinouts, including two fatal accidents.

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Emergency crews help evacuate residents Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Elkhart, Ind. Crews are using boats to help northern in residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest. The Fox River was receding over the course of the morning and was expected to drop below flood stage later Wednesday.

A 52-year-old woman from Bourbonnais, Ill., was found dead Tuesday in a submerged vehicle in Peotone, south of Chicago. Several counties are under Flood Watches and Warnings because of the high rainfall amounts.

"The greatest risk for flooding is as the Watertown forecast point", the weather service said. "It's going to be a couple of days like this".

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the latest weather information. North Texas counties were in moderate to severe drought. The three men and one woman killed were from Colorado, authorities said. No one was injured. Most of your Thursday is dry with mostly to partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s.

Isolated thunderstorms are expected in areas with temperatures near or slightly below freezing, resulting in freezing rain and icing, the advisory states.

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