National Weather Service Extends Flood Warnings


The combination of warmer temperatures and solidly frozen ground is increasing the likelihood of flooding this weekend, especially in a few flood-prone areas. The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the Kankakee River at Davis Route 30 until late Monday night. Last night at 8 the river was at 9.4 feet and steady there. Minor flooding is forecast, as flood stage is 10 feet. The Kankakee River is expected to rise to near flood stage around 7 p.m. Sunday. At 10 feet flooding of low-lying agricultural areas begins. Flooding is also possible for the Tippecanoe River near Ora. It’s expected to crest around 12.2 feet later this afternoon and fall below flood stage Sunday night. At 12 feet significant rural and lowland flooding begins, according to the National Weather Service.