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Heavy Rainfall, Flooding, And Severe Thunderstorm Threats From The Mid South To The Great Lakes Today And Tonight

A slow moving low pressure system and cold front will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes from portions of the Mid South to the Midwest and Great Lakes today and tonight. Heavy rainfall could also lead to flooding concerns. The severe weather threat will shift to the Mid Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday. Read More >

Overview

A melting snowpack, which contained anywhere from an inch to well over two inches of water, combined with an extended period of rainfall that dropped 4 to over 6 inches of rain, resulted in extensive flooding across across Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The greatest impacts from the flooding occurred across northwestern Indiana into southwestern Lower Michigan where record and even historic river crests were observed. Impacts continued for several days after the rain ended and some residents were unable to return to their homes due to the degree of damage by the flooding.
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