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More flooding concerns for Midwest later this week

Flooding last week in the parking lot of the former K-mart in Lake Zurich along Rand Road.

Flooding last week in the parking lot of the former K-mart in Lake Zurich along Rand Road.


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By Wire services reports more rain is in the forecast for later this week in parts of the Midwest that have been hit by flooding recently.

A slow-moving storm will take shape over the Plains during the second half of the week. The circulation around that storm will draw some moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico.


States at risk for enough rain to cause flash and urban flooding problems from Wednesday to Saturday include Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Michigan.

While part of the region has had a few days of rain-free weather, enough rain could fall over a several-day stretch to bring renewed flooding to small streams and areas of poor drainage. There is also the potential for new rises on rivers that have crested or are receding during the first part of this week, including the Illinois, Wabash and upper Mississippi rivers.

Most stream and river systems in the area would be able to handle between 2 and 4 inches of rain spread over as many days, AccuWeather reports. However, there is the potential for this sort of rainfall in less than half this time in some locations.

The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of area showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night, a 50 percent chance Thursday and a 60 percent chance on Friday. Chance of area rain declines to 50 percent during the day Saturday, declining to 30 percent Saturday night.

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