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Heavy Rain and Snowmelt Threatens Flooding in Southeast and Mid-Atlantic; Strong Cold Front Presses Across the Northwest

A southern storm system will bring heavy to excessive rain from northern Florida to the Mid-Atlantic through Saturday with a secondary heavy rain threat area from the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley. Severe thunderstorms remain a threat for north-central Florida through tonight. Out West, a strong cold front will continue rain, mountain snow and gusty winds into Saturday morning. Read More >



  • Multiple rounds of storms passed over northern Illinois during Tuesday afternoon and evening.
  • Very heavy rain caused flooding across much of northern Illinois along and north of I-88.
  • Some areas received 2-4 inches of rainfall Tuesday.
  • We received reports of three tornadoes. Two were extremely short lived and produced no reports of damage.  The third struck Manhattan, IL in Will County and was rated EF-1.  More information is provided in the tornado tab.
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