A high of 66 degrees was reported Tuesday in Chicago, but temperatures were expected to plummet by nighttime, bringing possible freezing rain or sleet after 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning, the weather service said.
SATURDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times with a chance for some thunder, mainly south. Highs will be near 60 degrees.
A warm front will become stationary across the region Tuesday.
A St. Joseph County Highway departartment worker places a recycling bin on a street in South Bend, Ind., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
The weather service has issued flood warnings for parts of several other states in the central and southern United States, spanning from Texas to IL and OH to Arkansas.
A Flood Watch has also been issued for Butler, Clinton and Warren counties, now through 10 a.m. February 25. One struck early Tuesday in a rural area near Joshua, destroying at least two mobile homes and severely damaging several others.
Frey also said the forecast calls for record-setting temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s.
Sandbags are holding back floodwaters in parts of MI as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plans, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice.
River floods can occur during prolonged rain events, though the rainfall that leads to flash flooding certainly does not help the situation.
Schubert, who has owned the cafe for nine years, said all the homes and businesses near the river are having water issues.
It's the ice on the river that has made predictions hard, Gross said.
But the warmth was accompanied by rain and river flooding expected to continue through today.
It encompasses northern, central, eastern and southwest Arkansas.
The flooding threat is going up Tuesday into Wednesday. No one was hurt. As of Monday, the river was at 11.68 feet and rising. In mid-Michigan, heavy rains caused flooding that prompted schools to close Wednesday.
Because the flooding is so widespread, there may not be signs on all flooded roads, according to Elkhart County Sheriff's Department spokesman Capt. James Bradberry.
The flood risk begins Wednesday and could last days.